The Scriptures make it clear that we were once dead in our sins but God’s gift of grace makes us alive in Christ. This miraculous saving work of God is something that should leave us standing in great awe, yet we oftentimes find ourselves like David in Psalm 51 where we need to cry out to God to restore to us the joy of his salvation. Salvation, more than anything else gives us reason to celebrate, to rejoice, to sing, to shout and to dance. When the dead are made alive, we join in with heaven and we rejoice with joy inexpressible!
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Additional passages: Ephesians 2:1-10, Luke 8:40-56, Luke 7:36-50, 1 Peter 1:3-5