Heb 1:9You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.” NLT
A man I was witnessing to said, “Jesus never smiles! He is always serious! It’s like He’s mad about something! He must not have a sense of humor!”
Well, it is true that the Lord loves righteousness and yes, He does hate wickedness. But He is not mad… He is glad! And, He can’t help but spread gladness wherever He goes.
I think of all the fun He must have had healing lepers, raising the dead, and calming storms. It makes me smile to think of Him walking on water, and telling Peter to join Him, knowing full well that Pete would sink. It brings joy to my heart knowing that He forgave a women of adultery, and ate with tax collectors and sinners. Think of the gladness He brought to each of them!
Yep… Thats my Jesus… thats my Lord. He has been anointed with the oil of gladness! A lot of it… a never ending supply of it… Therefore, “gladness” just runs off Him wherever He goes. And if you ask Him to, He will splash some of it your way...
Beloved, may the Lord stop by your place today…and splash some gladness on you.