James One Two through Four

Oh, Daddy, why did you go?
….where did you go?
Please come back.

But, now I call it joy
that the Lord has chosen me.
Me.

and Others.
Have I chosen Others?

Joy has given me steadfastness
It has given me endurance
It has given me complete perfection
All by the crisp, swift work of the LORD.

Therefore I count these pebbles
Not as boulders, nor even stones.
But as they are — little ones;
And littles ones are now little joys.

My God!
I consider your trials joy
Your trials are joy….Your trials are joy.
Glory for your work that makes me new
Never forget —

Your trials are JOY.