Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Laughing At Ourselves

“Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly, devils fall because of their gravity.”  - C.K. Chesterton

Abraham’s wife, Sarah was 89 years old and barren.  Not being able to have a child when one wants to would be very hard for most any woman, so imagine Sarah’s many years of tears.  God revealed to Abraham that she’d have a child, but Sarah’s initial reaction was to scoff, “Yeah right! I’m too old.” One year later God gave her baby Isaac, and all she could do was laugh, saying, “God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me." (Gen. 21:6).  Sarah learned to look at the events taking place in her life, in proportion to God’s greater plan, and laugh at herself.  Someone old enough to be a great grandma just had her first baby!  God really does have a sense of humor.  Similarly, we must weigh the negative events transpiring in our lives in proportion to God’s greater plan.  You might not feel this way right now, but perhaps eventually you will look back and laugh, saying, “So that’s what God was doing!  That’s funny.” 

“God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me." (Gen. 21:6, ESV).

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