“At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other” (Matt 24:30-31). Just the mere thought of the return of Jesus and getting to see him face-to-face, and now being with him for eternity, brings much joy to my heart! And, yet, I don’t have to wait until heaven to experience such joy, for when Jesus Christ came into my life, and he set me free from the power of sin over my life, and he gave me the promise and the hope of eternity with him, I was filled with joy. Every day that I meet with him is sweet fellowship. Amen! Oh, What Joy! / An Original Work / July 8, 2011 Oh, what joy! Oh, what peace There will be when Christ you meet. Oh, what love He imparts, When Christ comes within your heart – Saving you from all your sins; Holy Spirit, now within, Teaching, guiding you each day, As you bow your knees and pray. Oh, what joy! Oh, what peace When you sit at Jesus’ feet, List’ning to your Lord speak; Obey Him throughout the week. Oh, what grace He provides; From our past we step aside; Turn from sin; cleansed within; Walking with Christ; died with Him. He paid the price for our sins, So our new lives we begin, Living for Him ev’ry day, Doing all that He did say. Oh, what grace He provides When we walk at Jesus’ side; Follow Him where He leads, Loving others; their needs meet. Oh, what joy! Oh, what peace When Christ Jesus soon we meet. He will come in the sky To take home with Him, His bride. We are waiting His return. For our Savior, our hearts yearn. We keep watch in how we live. To our Lord, our hearts we give. Oh, what joy! Oh, what peace; Live with Christ eternally! Reign with Him; His kingdom; We will be forever Home.