Stay in the Boat
When I took my young sons fishing I had one commandment: “Stay in the boat! Now is not the time to swim. Believe me – joy will be yours if you stay in the boat!” The Lord Jesus reminds his disciples of what it takes to be truly joyful. “Remain in my love. If you obey my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you these things so that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete.” (John 15: 9b-11) You want joy? Remain in His love. Stay in the boat.