Yielding to Joy

Jesus said, “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete” — John 15:11

All our lives
we grasp at joy
but we cannot hold onto it.
It slips through our grasp
like water.
No net knit
of money
or romance
or career
can capture it for us.
Like water joy touches
but cannot be grasped.

But what if One
had a Way
not of grasping
but of yielding —
of yielding
to an ocean of joy?

Would you yield
to the One
to live as He lived
and love as He loved
and be led
to the shore
of an infinite sea
and stand open-armed
in the surf
while wave after wave
of joy
washed over you?

Devotional poem © 2015 Michael Himick. Used with permission.

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