Happy Days

Happy days are here again. Jack Yellen, 1929

“Happy are the people whose God is Lord.” King David, c. 1000 BC

Happy Days are upon us once again, in Happy, Texas. This weekend we will have rodeos, a parade, and a picnic in the park. Old friends and new will gather together to celebrate the existence of our Happy little town that came into being just over 100 years ago.

Its first slogan was, “The biggest little town in Texas” but now we are known as the “Town without a frown”. Like most towns in this part of the world, Happy was an agricultural hub for the many hardworking pioneers who settled in this area. The new town’s very existence was endangered when the railroad bypassed it, but that was no problem for the enterprising folks of that generation – they just picked the town up, buildings and all, and moved it to where the railroad was.

Happy has been through a lot in its short time, but it has always lived up to its name. And the reason, I am convinced, is not because of its convenient location between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, nor because of its close proximity to skiing, fishing, hunting and surfing.

No, Happy is happy for the same reason that Israel was happy over 3,000 years ago: It is because the Lord is our God!

What’s not to be happy about?

He who gives heed to the word will prosper, and happy is he who trusts inthe Lord. Proverbs 16:20