Thursday, July 18, 2013

Joyful heart

God gives some the gift of Joy. I met a flight attendant the other day that brought joy to at least half the plane including my family. At the end of the flight I gave her the sketch I had been working on, thanked her for her joy and encouraged her to keep using her gift.

Today we went to a local only beach on the west side of Ohau. There we met several regulars that made a lasting impression. They shared there paddle boards, outrigger canoe and surfboard. We shared stories, laughed, played in the ocean, built sand castles and learned a-lot about Hawaiian culture. Cory, a local with two large tattoos covering his shoulders spent time explaining how the Hawaiian symbols of his tats told the story of proverb 2 and Mathew 15. We were the only non Hawaiian family on the beach in what is considered one of the roughest neighborhoods on the Island, yet we found ourselves among friends.

My prayer today is that God will continue to place me in the path of those who are living out of a place of joy.

Psalm 19:8

The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eye.

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