Happiness: New believers
Acts 11:23 says, Barnabas was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith. When he went to Antioch and saw how God had blessed the believers there, he was very happy.
When some of the early Christians went and preached about Jesus in Antioch, many people became Christians. It brings God great joy when people follow him. It can also make us happy too. It makes me happy just watching videos of kids getting a new puppy. It makes me way happier when I see people choosing to follow Jesus. When I see people get baptised, I'm so happy it makes me cry.
Luke 15:8-10 is the parable of the lost coin.
Jesus told the people another story: What will a woman do if she has ten silver coins and loses one of them? Won't she light a lamp, sweep the floor, and look carefully until she finds it? Then she will call in her friends and neighbors and say, “Let's celebrate! I've found the coin I lost.” Jesus said, “In the same way God's angels are happy when even one person turns to him.” Even the angels are happy when someone repents and follows Jesus.
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Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.