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Seventh-Day Adventist Devotional: “Forever Joyful with God!”

Seventh-Day Adventist Devotional: “Forever Joyful with God!”

DAILY BREAD – DEVOTIONAL FOR CHILDREN

EASTERN NIGERIA UNION CONFERENCE CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Title: Forever Joyful with God!

So the ransomed of the LORD shall return, And come to Zion with singing, With everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness; Sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” Isaiah 51:11

Have you ever been so happy that you couldn’t stop smiling or laughing? Well, imagine the joy of coming home after a long time away. In the Bible, God promises His people something incredible, just like that! In the Bible, Isaiah 51:11 talks about how God’s special ones, the ransomed, will come back to a place called Zion. But what does this all mean?

What’s “Ransomed”? Imagine you lost your favorite toy, and someone paid a big price to get it back for you. That’s like what God does for us! He pays a big price to save us from anything that makes us sad or hurt.

God’s special people, the ransomed are like friends who were far away, but God brings them back home to a place called Zion. And guess what? They’re not sad when they come back. They’re super joyful, singing and dancing all the way! It’s like coming home to a big party with your friends and family -Happy Homecoming!

The verse also says they’ll have “everlasting joy on their heads.” That means their happiness is forever! God promises that this joy isn’t just for a little while. It’s forever! God doesn’t just give a little joy; He gives a whole lot, enough to make every part of their lives happy. That’s how special God’s joy is for His people.

God’s promise is amazing because it means all the sad stuff goes away. No more tears, no more feeling down. Instead, there’s so much happiness and gladness that all the sadness runs away! They’ll have so much joy and fun!

You might wonder, “What does this mean for me?” Well, it’s like having a friend who always makes us smile, no matter what. God is that friend! He wants us to be joyful too! Even when things are tough or we feel far away from happiness, God is there, ready to bring us back to joy. So let’s remember that God’s love brings us joy that lasts forever!

Today, let’s think about the things that make us happy. Maybe it’s playing with friends, drawing, or spending time with family. Whatever it is, remember that God’s love is the biggest reason for our joy. We can be joyful because God is always with us, ready to fill our hearts with His love! So let’s thank Him for His love that brings us everlasting joy!

Remember, God’s joy is like a special gift that He gives to His friends. So let’s be joyful today and share that joy with others!

Thought for Reflection/Life Application
Have you ever felt sad or worried? Or thought about what makes you truly happy? It’s okay to feel that way sometimes. Take a moment today to think about the things that bring a big smile to your face. Remember, God’s love is like a never-ending source of joy! So, even on days when you feel a bit down, talk to God. He’s always listening and ready to fill your heart with happiness!

Song
I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart Where?
Down in my heart! Where? Down in my heart!
I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart Where? Down in my heart to stay!
Chorus
And I’m so happy, so very happy
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart
And I’m so happy, so very happy
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart”

Prayer
Dear God, thank You for promising us joy that never ends! Help us to remember that Your love fills our hearts with happiness. Help us to remember that Your joy is always with us, even on tough days. When we feel sad, remind us to talk to You and let Your light shine in our hearts. May Your joy shine through us, making others smile too. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

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