Luke 10:21 (KJV) “In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight”.
I remember both my father and mother who have passed and the relationship I had with them; it was happy in our house when everything was going great and everyone was holding to their part of the bargain. Mother doing what she best, father doing his part, us kids being good kids; we did do bad as kids at times, but the best times and the happy times were spent together and you felt comfortable knowing that you were pleasing to your father and mother and to some level your siblings.
If you are in relationship with Jesus, do you ever wonder if you are pleasing Jesus at some level; do you get anxious in your mind that some things you are doing might make Him cry even as He looks at your life? It might be that you are stuck in a situation and you are crying out to Him to make it right, because you know He can do all things, but He might be saying to you, “I already gave you the power to accomplish what you are asking me to do for you right now”.
It might be you are waiting on time to release some things in your life; thinking you have a perfect plan of what you want to accomplish in your life and that one thing He is asking you to give up can wait until next year. What if next year doesn’t come and He is quietly prompting you to act now with tears in His eyes as He sees your reluctance to please Him completely?
The scripture in Luke 10:21 show us how Jesus sent out His disciples to carry out a task; they came back rejoicing. The thing which amazes me about this reading is that in that moment Jesus was happy. To rejoice means to be happy and what made Him happy is that His disciples had done that which He had prepared them and were successful in doing it. They returned with a joyous report which in turn made the Savior HAPPY.
Would it be said of you and I that we made Jesus happy by doing that which he has asked of us in this world.
Trivia: Which three individuals did God approach and say, “let me talk to y’all for a minute, meet me outside”?