The hymn “Since Jesus Came into My Heart” has always been one of my favorites. “Floods of joy o’er my soul like the sea billows roll, since Jesus came into my heart.” I accepted Christ as a child. Even though it was many years ago, I still remember the unexplainable joy that I had. It was something that I had never felt before, and it’s     something that has stuck with me. That joy is something that I could not experience before Christ, because it only comes from Him. There have been times in my life when I have struggled to feel joy. I have been weighed down by the world and by my own flesh. This song often reminds me of where my joy comes from. No matter what may come, this joy cannot be taken away. Since I accepted Christ, I can look to Him as my source of joy in all circumstances.

Michelle Carrier