by the Rev. Paul Seiler
How is happiness to be found?
It is most certainly not to be found in unbelief. The philosopher Voltaire wrote: “l wish I had never been born”.
Nor is happiness to be found in pleasure – as Lord Byron found out. He devoted his life to seeking pleasure. He wrote: “The worm, the canker, and the grief are mine alone.”
No one will find happiness in great wealth as Jay Gould, the American millionaire found out. When dying he said: “l suppose I am the most miserable man on earth.”
Happiness is not to be found of position and fame. Lord Beaconsfield enjoyed more than his share of position and fame. He wrote: “Youth is a mistake; manhood, a struggle; old age, a regret.”
Happiness is not to be found in worldly success. Alexander the Great conquered the known world in his day. Having done so, he wept, because, he said, “There are no more worlds to conquer.”
Where, then, is happiness found?
The answer is simple: Happiness is to be found in the Lord Jesus Christ alone.
Therefore you too now have sorrows; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one takes your joy away from you. (John 16:22)