I just got back from a great vacation -- one where the weather was perfect, the snorkeling, diving, eating, reading and playing stupendous and everything was completely wonderful.
I have every reason to be joyful.
I'm sure I won't feel this way every day from here on out, though.
I know the "Joy is dependent on God -- not on my circumstances" things I have been taught.
But I know that I'll be feeling less joyful when things aren't going so well.
I don't know about an ongoing, indescribable joy that I'm supposed to preach about tomorrow.
But I trust that it does exist -- and that I'll continue hoping for it to be present . . . Whenever.