A Smiling People

16 Rejoice always … (1 Thessalonians 5).

Of all people, Christians should have something to smile about, and always be found with a smile on their face. We should be a smiling people, a happy people, a glad people—yes, a “rejoicing” people. Why? Because we have been forgiven of all our crimes against a Holy and Righteous God, and His Spirit even lives within us!

We possess The Answer to everything that could ever make us sad: sin, circumstances, and death. Through the Savior, sin no longer carries any condemnation (Romans 8:1), suffering no longer bears any weight (Romans 8:18), and even death no longer brings any sting (1 Corinthians 15:55-56). Why then should sadness ever rule over us?

Lord, thank You for the Savior! Help us This Day to wear a smile. Amen.