Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven.
"Blessed" means "sheer happiness". There is no one, absolutely no one He can't redeem. And because that is the kind of God He is, we can experience sheer happiness!
"Rejoice in the Lord and be glad"
The term "be glad" means "to spin around".
Have you ever watched a child spin around in delight? I often have seen my grandchildren spinning and dancing with joy. We can be going through awful times, but when we keep our hand in His, just like a child holds on to her daddy's hand, we can still be happy and spin around. I am so glad that in the "storms" of our lives, we don't have to go it alone. He is there holding on to us, sustaining us. Next time I feel down, I think I will just spin around to remind myself to "be glad" and "be full of sheer happiness" because despite circumstances that can pull me under (which is what the evil one desires) I can hold on to my Father's hand! He will never leave me nor forsake me. Ever.
Tonight at Awana, during our Cubbie singing time, Jon led us in a song called "Happy, happy" and we decided to have the children spin around while we sang it. It was so fun - but we sure got dizzy!
I had to include this picture of my son and his daughter getting ready to go to their church father/daughter dance this past month! Emeri did a lot of spinning and jumping around. She just loved dancing with her daddy!