The Light of Laughter

Often, when I’ve become bogged down in the details of the everyday, God uses the oddest happenings to remind me what’s really important. Today, He spoke through a crow — No, not literally! The video of that bird reminded me of a basic truth:

“A happy heart is like good medicine,
but a broken spirit drains your strength.” Proverbs 17:22 (NIV)

“…for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 (NIV)

It isn’t often I find myself truly laughing out loud at something I see on TV. I did today.

Readers of my novel witness many of the story’s events through the eyes of a raven. He, however, would positively turn up his beak in disdain at this crow’s antics. I don’t think you will.

Like the raven in my book, we often need to let go and embrace the simple joys of being alive. After all, true joy comes from God (Gal. 5:22), and joy that lasts comes from living in the Light of His great love (John 15:9-11).

Sharing laughter with others is like shining a light at a mirror.  The person who shines that light gets brightened even more.

And Sarah said, “God has made me laugh. Everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.“— Genesis 21:6 (NCV)

It is cheerful to God when you rejoice or laugh from the bottom of your heart.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

You will teach me how to live a holy life. Being with you will fill me withjoy; at your right hand I will find pleasure forever– Psalm 16:11 (NCV)

Light shines on those who do right; joy belongs to those who are honest.– Psalm 97:11 (NCV)

Laughter is the sound of the soul dancing. My soul probably looks like Fred Astaire.” ― Jarod Kintz,This Book is not for SALE

Then we were filled with laughter, and we sang happy songs. Then the other nations said, “The Lord has done great things for them.”— Psalm 126:2 (NCV)

“You have as much laughter as you have faith.”― Martin Luther

God will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.– Job 8:21 (NCV)

May God fill your hearts with joy that overflows into laughter.

What has brightened your heart with laughter lately?

Next week: Light’s Scribe explores VISION.

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About Bridgett

fantasy novelist ~ picture book and short story author ~ freelance editor ~ writing coach

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