Laughter, At Least One Dose A Day…
Good morning beautiful people, good morning. I can be too serious at times and I need to laugh more than I do. Sometimes, I forget that laughter is good, good medicine. I think I will take a double dose today.
God’s Word tells us that he will fill our mouths with laughing, and our lips with rejoicing. (Job 8:21-22)
Recently, I was remembering a time of such laughter, uncontrollable laughter really. I saw a man all dressed in red carrying a cross standing by the gas station in town. It must have been ten years or more now. I discovered he was speaking at a local church that evening and decided to go. I called some friends and we met at the church. I can’t explain it and I don’t even try, but it was during the singing, I just began to laugh. I wasn’t laughing at anyone, the man hadn’t begun to speak. I was sitting between my friend Julie and her son. Her son would laugh with me. Actually, he was laughing at me, and I just couldn’t stop. The folks would tap me on my shoulder that were sitting behind me and ask if I was OK and what was so funny. I had no idea, and would just shrug my shoulders. I wanted to get up and go outside but was afraid that would cause more disruptions and I wasn’t sure I could make it. I had joy ok. I experienced this once prior, several years earlier.
I was with a friend at a church we were visiting after an Aglow International Conference in the Boston area. We looked up a church on the map and made our way there. I can still remember the pink suit and pink high heels I was wearing that day. A day I will never forget.
As I walked in, they took one look at me and said she needs joy. One person began to swing me around one way and another person began to swing me around another way. This went on for what seemed forever. I looked back at my friend and she was in stitches, laughing uncontrollably. Somehow, we made it through the service. I felt quite embarrassed actually and didn’t laugh, that was until I was driving home. Then all of a sudden laughter hit me and I had to pull over for forty five minutes. I couldn’t drive, all I could do was laugh.
Today, let’s remember to laugh. Let’s thank God that he puts laughter in our mouths. Laughter is good medicine. (Proverbs 17:22) Amen? Amen.
Father, thank you that the joy of the Lord is our strength. (Nehemiah 8:10) Father, fill our mouths with laughing, and our lips with rejoicing once again, we pray. Amen.
Have a blessed day God’s beautiful people. Take an extra dose of laughter, it’s good medicine for the soul.