Rejoice at your festival: you, your son, your daughter, your servant, your maid, the Levite, the foreigner, and the orphans and widows who live in your neighborhood.
no matter what happens, our hearts are full of joy, lord. we will honour what you give us with full attention - we will not be at your celebration and be someplace else in our minds and our hearts. there simply is nowhere else to be when we are with you and your people! thank you lord that as we honour you, as we give you value, not take you for granted, we will have joy in the midst of sorrow, peace in the midst of storms, and yes - support in the midst of opposition. we are never alone, we are never left alone, we are always with you and the family you have created us to be in. thank you lord!