August 1, 2010

What Is Joy?

I took this picture on Fork Street, Northpoint, HK. I didn't notice the reflection of the building on this red Ferrari until I saw it again while looking for a photo to share @ Weekend Reflection.

This gorgeous red thing reminded me of that big, expensive banner that hangs somewhere in our side of town. It boldly spells "JOY is BMW". I bet not all BMW owners would say so. We've seen rich and famous people who left this world without finding real joy. So I don't think that banner would sell.

Joy to me is knowing I'm loved and I'm right with God. What is joy to you?

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. 
Now remain in my love.
If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love,
just as I have kept my Father's commands and remain in his love. 
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
John 15:9-11


Poetic Shutterbug said...

That's one flashy car. Joy to me is being at peace. Enjoying my family, friends and the natural world around me without any stress or distractions. I think that when you have so many distractions that come with being rich and having things like that car, true joy eludes you. Joy comes from within.

Carletta said...

It would be wonderful to drive a flashy car for a few hours; but Joy is when I see the smiles and love on my two little Granddaughter's faces. That to me is pure JOY!
Nice reflection.

(Carletta's Captures)

jeff campbell said...

Car reflections are cool..I love this one...Peace

jennyfreckles said...

Stylish car and lovely reflections - but I'm with you on the joy. Money can't buy it.

Anonymous said...

My Joy is completely REST in Him~ Yeah~

J ^.^

Donna said...

Real joy, to me, is putting Jesus first, others second, and yourself third...J...O...Y

Ruth, I really enjoy your blog...Have a wonderful day!

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

JOY = Jesus, Others, You

That pretty much sums up JOY for me:) The trick is, keeping those letters in the right order, eh?