Living in the presence of God, through the person of Jesus Christ, and following the path of Jesus leads to a life of joy despite the brokenness of the world in which we live. We are offered an invitation to this life, the work is all done, we simply have to say “yes”. God desires us to be in his presence and we know this by examining the Bible. From the first book of Genesis, through the life of Jesus as seen in the New Testament to the final book of Revelation there is a common theme. God speaks of being with us. He doesn’t talk about controlling us or pushing us or observing us. He wants to be with us. He wants us to be in his presence and follow Christ’s path. Accept the invitation of Jesus to live joy by knowing and following him.