On Account of Us

I don’t remember one word of the sermon, but this phrase caught my attention.

May your joy in Christ overflow on account of me. 

Wait a minute! Our presence should be making others happy? Oh-Oh!

Then I found that it is also to cause others to exult and glory in Christ. Oh-Oh!

It should even cause them to boast in Christ. Oh-Oh!

See for yourself.

So that in me you may have abundant cause for exultation and glorying in Christ Jesus, through my coming to you again. (Philippians 1:26, AMP)

So that through my being with you again your boasting in Christ Jesus will abound on account of me. (Philippians 1:26,NIV)

My Grandpa always said that some people cause joy by arriving and others by leaving.

Which one are we?

Prayer- Lord, help us be the kind of people whose very presence brings joy! Only in Christ. Amen

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