The other morning, I was watching a boy riding his bike. He swerved back and forth, raising his hands in the air as he rode up and down the street. He was doing something we, as adults, rarely do. Having fun.
Sometimes it appears from the looks on some Christians’ faces that we aren’t supposed to smile. We all know someone like this. Their mouths are downturned, and they look like they’ve drank a glass of vinegar. I call these people “sourpuss Christians,” because they seem to find nothing that makes them happy.
However, God wants us to have fun. He wants us to feel joy in our lives. Psalm 118:24 reads, This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
As Christians, we should be happy. If the Lord’s love, grace, and forgiveness aren’t enough to make you
giddy, here are a few other reasons.
I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person. – Audrey Hepborn
So start laughing. Read the comics or a funny story. Hang out with humorous people for a day. I
guarantee by the evening, you’ll feel God’s joy throughout.
And then tomorrow, have another glass full. Laughter is one of the few ways to get drunk without worrying about a ticket.
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