Rejoicing in Sorrow


Why did Jesus endure the cross? Hebrews gives us an answer in chapter 12, which says that it was for the joy set before him that he endured the cross, despising its shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father. 

What joy? The joy of seeing his world and his people redeemed; the joy of the glory he brought himself by making every sad thing come untrue; the joy of making us his sons and daughters.

In the face of our world's rapid decay, this is reason to rejoice, indeed! Click the photo above or this link to play the video.