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A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, December 28

Luke 6:21


Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.


What I especially hear in this passage is laughter is a very good thing, a thing to enjoy and look forward to. It is not frivolous. It is the opposite of weeping, and is promised to us. Although hardship and pain is a part of life, we will be rewarded with laughter.


Holy One, you promise us good along with the difficult, and laughter is a blessing. Certainly there will be much laughter in eternity, and when we experience laughter in this earthly life, we have a taste of eternity. I am thankful. Amen


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Barbara
Barbara
28 gru 2022

Luke 6:21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.


To me this verse says that all the challenges given to me and the sacrifices I am asked to make in this life will bring me satisfaction and laughter in the eternal life that Jesus promised us.


Dearest Lord, you never promised me a life without challenges. I know with each challenge; I have been made stronger and have a better understanding of you Word. Thank you for all you have given me, the good and the bad. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.


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David
David
28 gru 2022

Luke 6:21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.


I’ve always thought of these blessing as promises for the afterlife. However, I can’t say I think we will walk around laughing. We will be happy and tranquil, but not laughing. I’d like to hear from other translations to see if there is an alternate word used here.


Dear Lord, I have done my share of weeping in this life and I look forward to a peaceful, happy life with you.

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
28 gru 2022

Luke 6:21 God blesses you who are hungry now for you will be satisfied. God blesses you who weep now for in due time you will laugh. Whether it is a physical hunger or a spiritual hunger, Jesus reassures us that it won’t last forever. More importantly is the hope he gives us that sadness will not last and we will find joy and laughter. Prayer: gracious God, we need this reminder from Jesus that every good thing eventually comes to us as we believe in Jesus words. Amen

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Tom
Tom
28 gru 2022

Luke 6:21

Turning weeping into laughter is a work of the Holy Spirit that represents one of the ”thin places” between heaven and earth. I think of the recent funeral for Dick Lord where the shared memories of him brought both tears and laughter. There are grumpy folks out there who belittle the concept of a “celebration of life” service, claiming it reflects our culture’s fruitless avoidance and fear of death. Those folks need to re-read and digest Jesus teaching. Laughter in the midst of grief refreshes and restores the soul.


Prayer - Loving God, thank You for the gift of laughter, especially when we are beset with the sadness that day to day life can bring. Mirth in the…

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