Matthew 2:10 in the J.B. Phillips translation of the New Testament says, “The sight of the star filled them [the wise men] with indescribable joy!” The star pointed these three anonymous travelers to Jesus. Their joy was boundless. The Message says, “They could hardly contain themselves.” Now, that is living….
Does the sight and image of the Savior fill us with indescribable, boundless joy? I am talking about the Person of Jesus Christ, whom we can know and are known by intimately, right to the core of our being!
I am reminded that there is nothing more important than to know Jesus deeply. Nothing is close. Nothing else makes sense of life. Nothing else works.
Let’s reignite the flame and fan it. Drill down deep. I want the heart-racing, pulse-quickening, joy-overflowing, high-anticipation life that only comes from knowing Him and being known by Him. THAT is indeed the good stuff!
Thanks for what you have shared in this email. It is very inspirational, and I agree completely that this is the kind of joy and awe that should consistently move us forward in our relationship with Jesus.
Similar in theme to the verse you quoted, the sentiment that always moves me in the same way took place after the resurrection of Jesus, when the men on the road to Emmaus asked one another in Luke 24:32 (NAS), “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?”
I’m hoping to be a lifelong member of the Burning Hearts Society.
Dear Jesus, I’m coming back. It’s You I want. Only You can satisfy me. Nothing else in life is worth anything without You.
Sign me up, Lord, for a renewed membership in the Burning Hearts Society. I offer my prayer in Your precious Name, Lord Jesus. Amen.