Everyone rejoiced with Elizabeth when her son was born. Family and friends usually celebrate the birth of a child. Do we celebrate the good things that happen in the lives of family and friends and are happy with them? Or do we make some snide comments about their good fortune?
- "It must be nice to have a new car. Wish I could afford one."
- "I never thought you would be able to do that."
- "I thought someone else would get that before you."
- "It must pay to know the right people, doesn't it?"
The Apostle Paul tells us, "Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep." (Romans 12:15 New Living Translation) Isn't this a better way to live than to be jealous or feel left out because we think we should be "entitled" to what the other person has. Christians know that every good gift comes from God. Who will you rejoice with today?