...a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
These verses from Ecclesiastes tell me that life is full of all kinds of experiences and feelings. Some are unpleasant or even awful, but just as many are positive, joyful and uplifting. All of these feelings are a gift from God. We are not robots; what a complex, rich experience is going on in each and every one of our hearts! This is truly a blessing, and laughter one of His greatest gifts.
Holy Lord, thank you for all of the emotions I feel in my heart. I am especially grateful for the joy and laughter! Help me to remember you in thanksgiving when I am sad and in no mood for laughter. There is a time for everything. Amen