Open the Heart to Joy
1 John 1:4
And these things write we to you, that your joy may be full.

God offers to fill our homes and our hearts with joy and gladness if we will only let Him do it. We cannot create the canary birds, but we can provide cages for them and fill our dwellings with their music. Even so we cannot create the heavenly gifts which Jesus offers, but they are ours if we provide heart room for them. The birds of peace, and contentment, and joy, and praise will fly in fast enough if we will only invite Jesus Christ and set the windows of our souls open for His coming.

(T. C. Cuyler.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

WEB: And we write these things to you, that our joy may be fulfilled.

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