C.S. Lewis said, ʺThe business of heaven is joy...ʺ and today, through two of Jesus' wonderful teaching stories, the Parable of the Lost Sheep and the Parable of the Lost Coin, we learn that heaven's joy is God's joy becoming our joy! Rest assured: God searches out those who are truly lost and truly repentant... and have no doubt, He will find you. That's why we must sing out to Him with all of our hearts, today and every day. If the business of heaven is joy, let's give heaven our business!
Have you ever experienced anxiety? God's word promises that in the life of every Christian there will be trials. When anxiety and stress threatens, Paul encourages us to take heart and rejoice in the Lord, and to replace anxiety with God's peace through the power of prayer. In the face of uncertainty and chaos, we are called to remember our joy in Christ can never be destroyed or revoked. He guarantees his loved ones that by prayer and supplication, his peace will truly be with us.