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Have You Laughed Lately?

February 23, 2022 Save Article

PRAY OVER THIS:

“A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.”

(Proverbs 15:13)

PONDER THIS:

Good, wholesome laughter is a gift from God. Abraham Lincoln once said that God must have meant for us to laugh, or else He would not have made so many mules, parrots, monkeys, and human beings. God wants us to laugh. God gave Sarah a little child, and God led Sarah to name that child Laughter; we call his name Isaac. The name Isaac means laughter. In Genesis 21:6, “Sarah said, ‘God has made me laugh, and all who hear will laugh with me.’” God’s gift of a little boy brought such joy that Abraham and Sarah named the child Laughter. We should cherish the gift of wholesome laughter in our homes; it brings cheer to one another and glory to God.

  • Have you ever thought of laughter as wholesome or unwholesome?
  • What might be some examples of unwholesome laughter?

PRACTICE THIS:

Take time this week to spend time with another person, speaking about things that bring cheer and wholesome laughter.

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