Agony, blaze, burst, ebullition, eruption, explosion, fit, flare, flash, flush, gale, gush, gust, outburst, spasm, storm. These words are all synonyms of paroxysm. COVID-19 is another.
Then there is joy. It comes, joy comes! It bursts forth. Paroxysmal Joy!
I know God is at work in the world. In the extra stay at home time I am given, I ask God to stimulate my mind. I ask Him to provoke me to question. I pray that my Belt of Truth, Breastplate of Righteousness, Shoes of Peace, Shield of Faith, Helmet of Salvation are clean and ready. I pray that my Sword of the Spirit will remain sharpened to protect the joy that I know to be true.