Textbooks around the world contain the well-known illustration of walking apes transitioning into a modern human. I recently heard a college student, raised in a Christian home, say these pictures convinced her of evolution. She probably represents countless others swayed by this simplistic icon. But those willing to question the concept that man descended from apes can welcome the recent study of a discovery from China. It adds to the list of important finds that refute human evolution and its illustrations.
It's clear that everyone wants to be happy. Every advertisement around you is trying to sell you joy. But they will only bring you a momentary joy. None of it fulfills your need for joy. We can all say that we are in bondage to the pursuit of happiness. Now to feel happy and to feel joy are entirely different. Happy is a moment of pleasure but joy is a pure state of happiness. I would like to ask you to look at everything around you and what is taking up your thoughts. Everything has a tendency to lure you into a chase after joy. Advertisements are the biggest. "Buy now and save!", "Personalize your own..", "Now only for a limited time", "Roll up the Rim and Win!". The desire for entertainment, the desire to accumulate (cars, clothing, gadgets, money), I am sure you can name some more. But all these people or disaster can be taken away. Nothing can give you joy except Jesus. That is joy inside you that no one and no catastrophe nor disaster nor illness can take away.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.- Psalm 51:12