Time to Grow: Joy When There's No Reason
Southeast Christian Church
Published on 04/25/2010
The Apostle Paul was in prison when he wrote the letter to the Philippians. He had no freedom, rare bathroom privileges, limited visitation, and failing health. However, it was here that Paul penned these words: "Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again rejoice" (Phil. 4:4). From an earthly perspective Paul should have been the last person on earth to have joy. Yet, Paul wrote these words while chained to a guard. We may find joy to be elusive when we face times of despair. So we must learn to gain a perspective like that of the Apostle Paul, who found joy in all occasions because of Christ.