There is happiness!

This dog loves the snow so much that it is leaping for joy. Finding delight in the simplest of things is the pathway to genuine happiness. Here is a passage from the book of Luke that talks a little bit about happiness and that is always something to reflect upon.

Luk 1:39-56
(39) Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah,
(40) and entered into the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth.
(41) It happened, when Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, that the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
(42) She called out with a loud voice, and said, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
(43) Why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
(44) For behold, when the voice of your greeting came into my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy!
(45) Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of the things which have been spoken to her from the Lord!"
(46) Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord.
(47) My spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior,
(48) for he has looked at the humble state of his handmaid. For behold, from now on, all generations will call me blessed.
(49) For he who is mighty has done great things for me. Holy is his name.
(50) His mercy is for generations of generations on those who fear him.
(51) He has shown strength with his arm. He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
(52) He has put down princes from their thrones. And has exalted the lowly.
(53) He has filled the hungry with good things. He has sent the rich away empty.
(54) He has given help to Israel, his servant, that he might remember mercy,
(55) As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his seed forever."
(56) Mary stayed with her about three months, and then returned to her house.

Two women, two babies and happiness; who could ask for more? Yet there is more because God is in the picture. He enabled an old woman (Elizabeth) and a virgin (Mary) to conceive. How do they respond; with happiness of course. Never mind the difficulty in a pregnancy of an old woman, there is happiness. God is at work, they see it and are happy. Good lesson, good example, good tidings. I just need to think about it more often and be happy. Snow problem!!