First I would like to thank Beth Alisan for encouragement to make my poem “What if Joy? into a song. Personally I was skeptical as song writing and poetry are much entirely different at least for me. But the idea kept nagging at me. Finally, I sat down with the guitar, prayed and worked on a melody over the last couple of weeks. By the way, I highly recommend the blog that Beth writes – Lessons from a Lab – I have always admired the multitude of life lessons that she has passed on to us while walking Adi, her Labrador Retriever. You can find it at https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/163893015
So thanks Beth and I hope you like this simple song. Have a blessed day all and no matter what you are facing, stop and ask the question, “What if Joy is the path that God is making to see me through?”
When pain pulls down the window shade
Through which our hope might see
What if joy might be the bridge on which
We must cross to be free?
Till God in grace bends down to lift
Our earthbound looking eyes
And, we can see the mountain peaks
Over which His wings can fly
So, no hiding in the corner or
Sailing far across the seas
Don’t miss the path of joy by which
Our faith in laughter leads!
1 Corinthians 10:13b
God is faithful and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability
but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape
that you may be able to endure it.
Whatif Joy? by Peter Caligiuri copyright 2021 all rights reserved
When it feels like our world is changing and spinning out of control it is normal to feel stress. If you didn’t feel something then someone needs to check if you’ve got a pulse! Jesus knew we would go through times like this and in fact Jesus Himself was facing pressure and the disciples were confused and wondering what the next day would hold. But even as Judas was on his way to betray him and He knew that Peter was soon to deny Him Jesus said; “Don’t let your hearts be troubled: You believe in God. Believe also in Me!” John 14:1 This week’s video is for everyone like me who could use more than a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down. We need the joy of the Lord to make it through!