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Joy is a fountain!
When Christ Jesus humbly rode into Jerusalem near the close of his healing and teaching career, he was met with great joy and praise by disciples and followers. People spread their garments in the path of the donkey he sat upon; they rejoiced and sang praises to God for the works Jesus had done among them. Palm branches were laid before him, and hosannas filled the air. For the many evidences they had seen of God's healing power, they simply couldn't contain their gratitude and happiness.
Yet everyone did not share this joy. Some Pharisees in the crowd, watching it all, approached Jesus and said, "Master, rebuke thy disciples." But Jesus replied, "I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out." Luke 19:39, 40.
So deep was the joy, so fundamental the necessity for it to be expressed, that if the people's voices were silenced, the very stones would burst out cheering! That was Jesus' sense of the spiritual nature and irrepressibility of joy.
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