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God Can Make You Happy

"Although the fig tree shall not blossom,...yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation." (Habakkuk 3:17-18)

A young missionary in China named Hudson Taylor was writing a letter home to his sister Amelia. What happy news could he share? Many of the Chinese people were dying from famine. He had very little money. The other missionaries did not like the way he dressed as the Chinese did. And the girl he loved and wanted to marry had just told him that she would not marry him. Hudson had every reason to be sad. His eyes moved to the Bible beside him on his desk. What had he read that very day about God's love? He picked up his pen and wrote, "The love of God never changes. Can we ever love Jesus as much as He loves us?"

What would it take to make you happy? Another new toy? A room all to yourself? An "A" on your math paper? Having a certain person for your best friend? Only knowing God and His love for you can make you happy deep down in your heart. Only He can give you happiness that lasts, even when things go wrong.

Knowing God is the only thing that will make you truly happy.

My Response:
» Am I getting to know God through His Word?
» Do I find my happiness in God?

Truth In Real Life

Description of God

Isaiah 7:14 "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."


Question & Answer

QHave people always looked for a Redeemer?

AYes. Even before Christ came to Earth, Job displayed his faith in the Redeemer who would come in the future. Job 19:25-26 – For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.


BIG Christian Word

Ascension - (a-sen'shun)

Ascension is the rising of Jesus from the earth into heaven forty days after his Resurrection. The disciples watched Jesus ascend (go up) into heaven. (Acts 1:9) "And when he (Jesus) had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight."