Hope someone played a good joke on you today that elicited a chuckle.
That's what it's all about, isn't it?
Laughter has its place in the Scriptures. Amusement at the most ridiculous things. When Sarai, who was unable to bear children to her husband Abram, is told that she will have a son, she laughs. I am not sure whether it was because it was such a silly notion, a woman her age, barren all her life, to think she might have a child. RIDICULOUS! Or maybe it was a joyful laugh, the best news she had ever had, that she would finally get what she had wanted, after such a long wait.
Good news can do that for us. Good News from which light-hearted giggles spring.
The season of Lent may not seem at first to be a laughing matter. We contemplate the weight of the cross. We are reminded of the weight of our sin and brokenness. But also remember that for us who believe, that weight has already been lifted, if we would stand up straight and realize it is no longer our burden to bear.
Have you forgotten how to laugh? Have you forgotten that you can live free because the burden is gone? Perhaps our sin is that we forget that we are actually forgiven people!
So don't forget to laugh a little. It's good for us. If Sarah could laugh at her age, then so can we.
Yesterday was the funeral for Barbara McCausland. We are so thankful to Jenna, Regina, and All our Deacons for giving their support and making possible a beautiful gathering. The family expresses their deep thanks.
Wednesday (tomorrow) night 5:30PM in Fellowship Hall is Yoga!
Saturday Called Presbytery meeting in Roswell. Betty Ragan and I plan to attend (possibly by conference call)
Sunday Worship and Celebration of Holy Communion. Be there and bring a friend!
Hope to see you all soon. Love to you and then some.