Acts 15:31 “The people read it and were glad for its encouraging message”.
At last the people are glad.
The message freed them from those who were laying regulations of circumcision and other things on them. They had been coming under a weight of performance that they just could not accomplish.
Then they read the letter and they were relieved, they were happy.
Let the Church be glad today. There is no guilt nor condemnation because there is no law.
They were glad because they were saved.
It might seem trivial perhaps. But perhaps there should be such happiness in every Church.
May there be the joy of our salvation within the heart of the Church again.