Always be joyful | Hungry For Life
A story from Haiti:

Always be joyful

Sometimes the best memories are introductions. They take place in tiny, unassuming places. For Wilhelmina, that place was a little mud house. Inside, she spotted a small, frail figure lying on a bed. It was dark, but obvious there was no other furniture in the room. Hesitant, and curious, Will greeted the woman in Creole. The response was immediate and exuberant. It almost took her off guard.

The woman was blind, so Will took her hand and explained why she was there. Her team was delivering a food basket. And, for her, it was a gift from God. The woman grinned, sat up and asked to meet the rest of the group. When they were outside, she was waving and smiling. The group responded with hymns and, even though she couldn’t see, the woman was thrilled—waving back and forth to the music.

As things wound down, she began to sing: “Thank you, Jesus. I’m so happy!” What an example of Biblical gratitude:

“Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”

1st Thessalonians 5:16-18