God asked me to memorize Psalm 126 almost two years ago. I, in turn asked my children to memorize it not knowing "why" at the time.
Now I know why - as it has now become our family's testimony! Praise God! Now you know why I choose JOY daily!
A song of ascents.
we were like men who dreamed.
2 Our mouths were filled with laughter,
our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
"The LORD has done great things for them."
3 The LORD has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy.
4 Restore our fortunes, O LORD,
like streams in the Negev.
5 Those who sow in tears
will reap with songs of joy.
6 He who goes out weeping,
carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with him. [emphasis mine]