I mentioned before that all though October and November I think about the Far Side Banks of Jordan and the images of the Jordan and crossing being the final journey and the promised land.  We use that language about crossing over and rejoicing and raising the banner of Christ on the other side because His banner over us is love. (Song of Solomon 2;4)

President Matthew Harrison of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod wrote a book called. “The Little Book of Joy”.  It is good stuff and should be read by everyone for a Biblical perspective on Joy.  I put together a cd called Joy which is a musical (In my case semi-musical) devotion based on that book.  This particular song was written in reaction to the chapter in the book called “Joy Set Before”.