Such good medicine.
Is there anything better than hearing a baby belly laugh, as in uncontrollable giggles? No matter where I am, whether it be the peacefulness of someone's home or the chaotic aisles of Wal-Mart, that sweet sound brings a smile to my face.
I believe God places the ridiculous in our lives to entice a giggle or two or a hundred out of us so He can hear us laugh.
Because, really, what parent doesn't want to hear their child express joy on occasion?
I'm not talking about laughing at someone else's expense. Middle school (we called in junior high in my day) is in my rearview mirror quite a few miles ago.
You may be thinking that your life's circumstances have robbed your giggle box of its batteries.
I get it. Believe me, I'm tracking with you.
Yesterday, though, in the midst of a dark week, He tuned my giggle box on high and even invited a few friends to share in the laughter. It felt so good. Better than any medicine.
Sisters in a storm, hiding in the shelter of Jesus, looking at one another, and . . . laughing because a)they know God has circumstances under control and b)they understand the significance of God placing them in a place for a time such as this, and c)they are middle-aged women and KNOW, beyond a shadow of a doubt, God has a sense of humor.
Open my eyes to opportunities for laughter. In the midst of darkness, I want to express joy. Please draw my attention away from the pain, if only for a moment, and direct my eyes to Your smile. Proverbs 17:22 explains a cheerful spirit as medicine. Heal my broken spirit and allow me to follow Your gaze and share a funny moment with You today.
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.