Joy is an emotion that is difficult to characterize. One can laugh with joy or shed tears of joy. Joy can be raucous and filled with emotion, or it can be a peaceful inner experience. When infants and children experience joy, they shriek with delight. When adults experience joy, it radiates from their core. If you have never experienced sheer joy, take a moment to imagine how it might feel to experience it.
Imagine, for example, that the chaos on the earth has reached epic proportions and bodies are flung everywhere, piled high from varying daily disasters, or from outright murder. Every major economic or religious institution is crumbling or has collapsed. Government coups occur daily or weekly. You are not certain what the next day will bring, and whether the earth will ever stop reeling from the relentless daily onslaught. The days are long, dark and dreary, and hope is almost lost.
Suddenly, El Elohim the God of creation breaks through the divide between heaven and earth. His powerful magnetic field draws the faithful to him in a never-before-experienced rapture. They are drawn out of the earth just prior to the final damming onslaught that very few are able to survive. The feeling of relief is palpable, and tears cascade down the cheeks of those for whom hope had almost been lost.