“This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.” [2Peter 1:17 NLT]
These are the words from the majestic glory of God that Peter, James and John heard on the Mount of Transfiguration. The words are expressive of the pride that a parent feels when they see their child. Children often create a great sense of joy in their parents as they grow into the fullness of their gifts.
I think that we are capable of bringing great joy to our Heavenly Father. When we love others the way that he loves us, we bring joy to him. When we continue to believe when it no longer makes sense, we bring him joy. When we seek him in prayer, asking for his will to be done in our lives, we bring him great joy.
Our desire Lord, is to be among those who bring you great joy. Help us to be like your dearly loved Son.
... this devotion is part of an ongoing series on the epistles of Peter.