We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, “What amazing things the Lord has done for them!” Psalm 126:2

 

You know that feeling, right?! When someone says something funny and you burst out laughing, and then you get the giggles, and you cannot stop laughing, and then you start crying because you are laughing so hard, and then your belly aches, and then you cannot breathe, and then you look at your friends, and their faces are all red, and they look ridiculous because they are laughing so hard that their noses are running, and they are gasping for breath – is that not the best?

 

Here is what I know for sure: God loves to hear us laugh. God wants our lives to be full of joy, friends and love. Is every day perfect? Nope! Not at all. But there are times of joy when all we can do in response to God’s goodness is laugh and sing. This is one of many amazing things that the Lord has done for us!

 

Lord, give me memories of laughter to get me through the hard times. Give me moments of joy every day. Help me know that all of life is a gift from you. Amen.