Viktor Frankl—famous author of "Man's Search for Meaning," Holocaust survivor, and developer of logotherapy—wrote, "...it is a characteristic of the American culture that again, and again, one is commanded and ordered to 'be happy." But happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to "be happy."
As we look forward to Sunday Easter service, we are putting together a Lighthouse rendition of artist Pharrell William's "Happy." But for now, here's a clip of Pharrell sharing his own testimony with the song in a tearful reaction on, of course, Oprah. Of the global reception, Pharrell says, "It was no longer my song." Frankl argues that in our meaningfulness there is newfound depth to our own happiness. I look forward to Easter Sunday, watching our worship music video as we respond with dance and praise in a happiness enriched with meaning from the truth that our King has risen.