Sunday, June 08, 2008
By Ramone - June 7, 2008
I was thinking about how some friends I know have at times been overcome by laughter in the Spirit as they saw the sheer joy and finality of His victory over the enemy in their lives and on the cross. When they "saw" what He had done deep inside them, they began to laugh uncontrollably.
When the Lord brought back the captives to Zion,As I thought on this while going to sleep one night, I saw this simple picture of laughing in His joy, seeing what He has done and who He is. In His joy, knowing "it is finished" in Him, something 'un-snaps' in us and we are released to just be free, be joyful, and laugh as He made us to laugh and laugh as He laughs!
we were like men restored to health.
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.
- Psalm 126:1-3
"The One enthroned in heaven laughs"You know, I didn't grow up thinking that God ever laughed! But laugh He does. He's the designer, the architect, the inventor of laughter and joyous hilarity. I can only think of the laughter He gives us now as a kind of deposit of that great release of laughter we'll know in His presence as we eat together in paradise in the eternal kingdom.
- Psalm 2:4
(By the way, I'm not meaning to use "holy laughter" as a term per say, but more as an expression of surprise. Just like imagining when Batman and Robin see what Jesus has done and Robin exclaims, "Holy laughter, Batman!" LOL!)
Thank You for Your joy, Father! In Jesus' name, amen!
Ramone! This is soooooo funny and so good! It could DEFINITELY be made into a sticker or postcard or bumper sticker. :) I LOVE IT!