Jesus says He came that our joy would be full. We need to sing a song of joy to this hurting world that is starved . God and Christ are joyful–not mindless mirth but abiding joy that knows the depths of grief as well. Scripture uses the metaphor of
“Song” to describe our God. Isaiah 12:2 and Exodus 15:2 are a couple places to soak in. These words from John Piper convey the beautiful complexity of the song we sing when we live in the joy of God.
Indomitable joy does not mean there is only joy. Was he then divided, torn between joy and sorrow? Can an infinitely glorious soul be troubled? Yes, troubled but not torn and disunited. Christ was complex but not confused. There were divergent notes in the music of his soul but the result was a symphony.
Sing of the King who loves with passion and paid the price to deliver us from pain, won’t you?!