Laughter Can Heal Your Heart

October 14, 2020 Save Article

BIBLE MEDITATION:

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

“A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.”

(Proverbs 15:13 and Proverbs 17:22)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

When I was a kid down in Florida, we had a terrible hurricane come through. My dad was with the other men in this fierce, cold wind, nailing up plywood over our windows. I remember wondering if our house was going to blow away.

My dad came in shivering and shut the door against the wind. All the electricity was off, and I’m a little boy there, eyes wide, wondering, “Is our house gonna blow away? Is this it?” My dad looked at my mother and said, “I’d give five dollars for a cup of coffee.”

My mother went to the tap, filled the pot with water, put it on the gas stove, and made him a cup of coffee. He’d forgotten we had a gas stove! He looked at her, reached in his pocket, gave her five dollars, and we had a big laugh that eased all the tension.

Does God believe in laughter? Let me give you a verse: Genesis 21:6, “And Sarah said, ‘God has made me to laugh, and all who hear will laugh with me.’” God gave her a son. Do you know what she named her son? Isaac. Do you know what Isaac means? “Laughter.”

ACTION POINT:

Learn to laugh at yourself. You’ll have plenty to laugh at. One of the best gifts you can give your child is the gift of laughter. It will make a difference in your home.