‘Makarios’

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Island of Cypress

As I was looking up the word ‘HAPPY’ I came across an article by Greg Laurie.  Here is what he wrote:

“It comes from Greek word makarios, which means to be happy or blissful, but it also means a self-contained happiness. The Greeks called the Island of Cypress “the happy isle.” They believed that because of its geographical location, perfect climate, and fertile soil that anyone who lived on Cypress had it made in the shade. And the term they associated with the island was makarios. They believed everything you needed to be happy was right there on Cypress.

We can’t all move to Cypress, but the idea is that our happiness is independent of our circumstances. It is self-contained, meaning that regardless of what is happening to us externally, we can be truly happy internally. We can be genuinely blessed as followers of Jesus Christ.”

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Note that it’s not ‘happiness’ that comes from our circumstances or surroundings, it is a deep down, in your soul, happiness.  It is self-contained when you have Jesus in your heart.  When the Lord of life, King of the universe, Almighty God fills us with His presence, His Spirit, His love bring true happiness. He is our ‘Island of Cypress’, our  ‘Happy Island’.  The Source of true, long-lasting, eternal being Happy. 

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Til Next Time –

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Delinda

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