Happy Days Are Here Again

Arise! Shine! Your light has come; the Lord’s glory has shone upon you.Though darkness covers the earth and gloom the nations,
the Lord will shine upon you; God’s glory will appear over you.
-Isaiah 60:1-2

In the time ahead, when the world around is in trouble, those who are in Christ will experience joy.  In the time ahead, when the world is falling apart, Christians will come together.

Consider the song, "happy days are here again".

That song was written months before the stock market crashed and world-wide economic depression ravaged the world through the decade of the 1930's.

After the song was released and more and more people became familiar with it, things went from bad to worse for many people, but the popularity of the song grew and spread.

There are times when many people are going through difficulties, even the same difficulties, in common, at the same time.  The Great Depression was one of these times.  Times of natural disaster and man-made disaster can bring a season on gloom to whole peoples, whole nations.

In the midst of this, Isaiah 60:1 and 2 says that you will stand up and shine with God's glory.  The word says to get up, arise.  Perhaps some or many people who could get up will not, so the word implores you to arise or get up.  Get up, go out, move around; get active.  A great activation is coming.

In the midst of the gloom, God's people will be people of an opposite spirit.  Those who arise will be like lightening rods, for heaven coming to earth.

This has always been the Christian's job on earth, "thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." 

But in the midst of gloom, Christians will be the happiest people on earth.  We will be having a party and inviting those in the dark to come to the light. We will be singing songs like "Happy Days Are Here Again".

So long sad times, go long bad times
We are rid of you at last Howdy gay times, cloudy gray times
You are now a thing of the past

Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
So let’s sing a song of cheer again
Happy days are here again

Altogether, shout it now, there’s no one Who can doubt it now
So let’s tell the world about it now
Happy days are here again

Your cares and troubles are gone

There’ll be no more from now on, from now on

Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
So let’s sing a song of cheer again
Happy times, happy nights
Happy days are here again!