Elsa, the potbellied pig!
We were filled with laughter,
and we sang for joy.
And the other nations said,
“What amazing things the LORD has done for them.” Psalm 126.2
For many years I laughed but it wasn’t real. It was faked. It was one of the masks I wore…life was good, I was free. Lies I had been fed by the enemy of my soul.
I love to laugh now. I have friends who are hysterical and know how to laugh and make me laugh. One of my friends actually sticks out his tongue at me and particularly when I can’t respond to it! I laugh pretty easily these days. Sometimes I fall back into the seriousness and I forget.
Yesterday after our 30th birthday celebration at my church, a bunch (a big bunch) of us went to another friend’s home for a gathering. Now I have never been to a home where a cute little pig greeted me inside at the front door. I had never had that happen before. I didn’t know how to greet her. Do you pet a pig, ask a pig to sit, give a pig a treat? What do you do? She was a perfect little lady pig and was right in the middle of the fun! She walked around on her little high heeled hooves like a petite ballerina.
We played HEADBANDS, where you wear words on your forehead and the others give you clues and you try to guess what the word is. A silly game but what fun we had, we were all yelling, laughing and I think I was losing most of the time!
Laughter…in the midst of your mess, don’t forget to laugh. It is very good medicine and the Lord wants us to laugh, live life to the fullest. We were created for relationships and seclusion is not what He wants for us. Don’t have people in your life? Find some godly people at your church. We have life groups at my church, opportunities for service almost every Sunday, classes…we live life together and we are really family! God created us that way. We laugh together, cry together, socialize together, pray for each other, help each other. It is powerful.
Find someone today. Reach out, you are not alone in this journey and you were not created to be a loner!
Abiding in Him,