As we move towards the new year, Bristow Hood asks about the state of our union with Christ. Christ is in us, and we are in Christ. He is working in us and for us. He is your fierce defender! We are adopted into his family and belong to him.
Bristow talks to us about God's wisdom, as James tells us. The world's wisdom is about the self and results. Heavenly wisdom is about God and relationships. We find it from worshiping God, and it becomes evident in what we do.
Bristow shows us that happiness comes from our circumstances, but joy is about God and us. We can experience Jesus' joy no matter what is happening in our lives. Heaven is all about his joy, which calms and heals us.