Tuesday, February 02, 2010

What is that sound?

A few days ago, I was driving down the road with The Girl and The Baby. I had errands to run and couldn't very well leave The Baby at home, so he had to tag along. For the sake of a quick trip, The Girl joined us so she could sit in the van and occupy The Baby while I ran into the bank. As I drove, I heard the sweetest little baby belly laugh. Every parent and big sister or brother or aunt or uncle out there knows the one. That darling, infectious, innocent laugh. All The Girl was doing was playing peek-a-boo with The Baby, but he loved it, and giggled with pleasure.

Today while visiting my parents, we were all in the kitchen talking about a kitchen.... mishap... and the laughter started. Something silly and random was said, and the three of us just laughed and laughed.

This laughter prompted a thought: How much laughter is in your home? Is laughter a normal sound or is it foreign to your ears? I realized how important laughter is and how, sometimes, we might take it for granted. Laugh a little today, even at the simplest and smallest things. While you laugh, remember the Source of our joy. Even in the midst of a tough day, we have that joy and laughter.  Remember, the joy of the Lord is our strength.

Psalm 126:1-3

A song of ascents.

When the LORD brought back the captives to [a] Zion,
we were like men who dreamed. [b]
Our mouths were filled with laughter,
our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
"The LORD has done great things for them."
The LORD has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy.

Job 8:20-22 (New International Version)

"Surely God does not reject a blameless man
or strengthen the hands of evildoers.
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter
and your lips with shouts of joy.
Your enemies will be clothed in shame,
and the tents of the wicked will be no more."


Rachel said...

Interesting that your post should be on laughter seeing how I just finished a post on some things that have made me laugh! Lol. Enjoyed the post...a good reminder!

DadW said...

Not to mention the other random sounds that resulted from said kitchen ... um, recipe malfunction ... aka "Can't Keep-em Down Bars" or for you musicians, "Slide Bars" -- some of which yea, verily, were sacrificed as a "heave offering". But they sure were smooth and scrumptious goin' down! HA-HA-HA-HA!!

Mrs. Guthrie said...

*roflol* needless to say, I didn't bother with the evening dose of coconut oil. Decided I didn't need it after all... ;)

Bug and Eye said...

I have a video on my cell that my mom sent me...She's holding LJ and swatting flies and he's laughing like it is the funniest thing he's ever seen....it's a great way to pick up the day and be reminded that the JOY of the Lord is our strength!