Saturday, January 23, 2010

A Joy Bubble Moment

It seems as though the whole world has had a tough couple of weeks, so I thought a smiling face and a few rays of sunshine were in order!

Its been foggy and cloudy and generally "driech" (Scottish word Ian taught me:) here the past week. Friday afternoon we coming back from lunch with our grandson in the back seat when the sun FINALLY came peeking out for the first time in days. Aidan was almost asleep, but when we turned the corner and the sunshine hit his face he giggled and squealed with joy...I think we all felt that way! I had to snap a photo- pardon the quality, my cell phone is a cheapy, lol.

This was a fine example of one of those Joy Bubbles I talked about in a post last year. Joy is always there- the scripture below is an example of the foundation of joy that cannot be shaken- but sometimes it needs a bit of help getting to the surface.

I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel;
My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.

I have set the LORD always before me;
Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will rest in hope.

For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.

You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore

Psalm 16:7-11


  1. That is the perfect display of joy and sunshine. It warmed my heart.

  2. Great metaphore, Karla! I think it is amazing how some people seem to actively suppress the bubbles rather than providing an outlet so they can bubble up and OUT! Suppressing bubbles leads to belching and nobody likes being around a belcher! ... sorry, I couldn't resist! But seriously, suppressing the joy God wants to give us leads to negativity and frustration. I want to be one of those people known for a joyful outlook on life, not vice-versa.

    Thanks for this great post and adorable picture! Oh, that we would all find joy in such simple pleasures!