WORD WORKS: MERRY- Greek, euthumeo, compound of
eu and thumos. EU DESCRIBES A GOOD FEELING, THE
WORD EUPHORIC COMES FROM THAT. It could describe
someone who is elated, thrilled, or ecstatic about
something. The word THUMOS DESCRIBES the idea of
swelling emotions or a strong and growing passion about
something. Put these two words together and they are
powerful. The new word expresses the idea of a person
who is just about to explode with joy!
So much excitement inside that he can hardly contain himself, and can no longer
restrain the happiness he feels!
JAMES 5:13 “…IS THERE ANYONE AMONG YOU WHO IS SO
EXCITED THAT HE CAN HARDLY CONTAIN IT AND WHO FEELS AS
IF HE IS ABOUT TO BURST WITH JOY? IF THAT PERSON IS SO
OVERJOYED AND TICKLED THAT HE CAN NO LONGER RESTRAIN
THE HAPPINESS HE FEELS, LET HIM SING THE SONG HE FEELS IN
That is a moment that should not be passed over. Let
your heart be glad and rejoice. Great are those
moments when your spirit is filled with God’s Presence.
That’s why James says when you are filled with that
kind of overflowing joy, “…Is any merry? Let him sing
psalms. Let your emotions loose when are overjoyed at
something God has done for you. Go ahead and
express yourself. Don’t be concerned if other people
are around you. It healthy for you to let your joy out.
We all have had experiences like that. Take the time to
reflect back when you were overtaken with incredible
joy that you needed to express yourself in some way.
Such as singing, take off running to release the joy, or
start hugging the people around you, even crying,
because your heart was so touched by the event.
Don’t let your rejoicing depend on the others around
you. Jesus will be happy to celebrate with you! So shout it
out, sing it out, smile it out, run it out, happy cry it out.
Just don’t miss the opportunity to release a joyfulsound.