“The way things are in this world I’m certain that your God never laughs,” said a skeptic.
I’m not sure if He laughs or not. But I am sure of one thing: He
certainly created me so that I can laugh,” said his friend with a smile.
people think that tears and trials, grunts and groans are the
centerpieces of the Christian life. Truth be told, tears and trials,
grunts and groans are more associated with sin than they are with
salvation. And to follow that thought, God’s Word promises us that one
day, “He will wipe away all tears” from the eyes of the believer – not
A physician once said that “he who laughs lasts.
People who laugh actually live longer than those who don’t laugh. Few
people realize that their health actually varies according to the amount
of laughter” in their lives. Would it not be wonderful if each time we
felt discouraged we could go to the pharmacy and find an
over-the-counter bottle that contained a tablet to make us laugh?
only are laughter and health related, but laughter and holiness are
related. When the Lord brought His exiles back to Jerusalem a Psalmist
wrote, “Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of
joy. Then it was said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things
If there are any people on this earth who have a
reason to laugh and sing songs of joy it is the Christian. Our sins have
been forgiven and we have been released from the fear and penalty of
death. We have the promise of an eternal home with the Creator of the
universe and His beloved Son who redeemed us. And we have the power and
presence of the Holy Spirit to guide, guard and give us a peace that
passes all understanding.
What great reasons to laugh and sing songs of joy!
difficult to understand, Lord, why there are so many days we fail to
laugh and rejoice. Bring us all some humor today! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today:
Psalm 126:2 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with
songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done
great things for them.”