c.1300, “to enjoy the possession of,”
from O.Fr. rejoiss-, stem of rejoissant, prp. of rejoir “gladden, rejoice,”
from re-, intensive prefix + joir “be glad,”
from L.gaudere “rejoice”.
Originally sense in to rejoice in.
Meaning “to be full of joy” is recorded from late 14c.
i don’t fully understand what it means to rejoice in the Lord.
though, i know that i am told to rejoice in the Lord.
perhaps, rejoice, because i am in the Lord,
enjoy the knowledge that i am able to be in the Lord.
to enjoy the possession of life in the Lord, for what it is,
and to rejoice in the Lord, for who He is.
i am thinking there are many ways that people rejoice.
i know that what, or who, i rejoice in is important,
along with the fact that i have been told that, in Jesus, i am to do it.
i believe that it is important to rejoice, in the Lord.
this, without always understanding how to rejoice in suffering for
my faith in Jesus, or in any kind of suffering for that matter.
perhaps, at those times, it’s a step in faith.
and, maybe it is very much like Love.
but that faith
one word . rejoice
for more info. on the carnival go here~photograveyard on maui, dec. 2010