Joy is not quiet. When individuals or groups rejoice, there seems to be music, leaps, and/or shouting involved. When we have joy, we want to share it.
I love David’s admonition: Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious. (Psalms 66:1-2 KJV)
Again, he says: Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob. (Psalms 81:1 KJV) O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. (Psalms 95:1-2 KJV) Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. (Psalms 98:4 KJV)
And, my very favorite: Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. (Psalms 100:1-5 KJV)
Joy isn’t confined to the Psalms of David. The magi were filled, too: When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. (Matthew 2:10 KJV)
For some, joy does not remain: But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. (Matthew 13:20-21 KJV)
They were offended because their joy did not remain after they heard: And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. (Luke 2:10 KJV)
Even in hard times, times of tribulation: Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. (Luke 6:23 KJV)
Was there joy in heaven for you? Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. (Luke 15:10 KJV)
If so, then join in David’s prayer: Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; (Psalms 51:12a KJV)
If there hasn’t yet been joy in heaven for you, how about taking a moment with God and making angels rejoice?