"Those who look at him are radiant with joy; their faces will never show disappointment. " (Psalm 34: 5)
The expression on the face reveals what is hidden in the heart. Hence the downcast face of Hannah before her outburst before the Lord in Shiloh. Hence the face no longer felled by Anna after her prayer (1 Samuel 1:18).
Upon seeing the changed countenance of Nehemiah, King Artaxerxes asked him, "Why does your face look so sad, if you are not sick? This sadness can only be from the heart! "(Nehemiah 2: 2).
Those who are full of joy radiate joy on all sides. Their joy leaves the heart to the face and face to the environment where they are and where they pass. It is not a selfish joy, enclosed within four walls, reserved, hidden. It is a public, contagious and communal joy.
The radiant ones of joy can not hide the joy, they do not have to lie that they are happy, they do not make artificial joy. Their joy is the consequence of an attitude: "Those who look to the Lord [and not the rough sea] are radiant with joy."
"For the joy of the Lord is your strength." Nehemiah 8: 10b
Message of Daily Meals with the Taste of the Psalms. Editora Ultimato.