Times to Laugh
â€œGod has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.â€
Kids are a wellspring of humor if you look for it. For instance, there was the mother who was making phone calls in the family room while her three-year-old daughter and five-month-old son played together. Suddenly the mother realized that the kids were gone. Panic-stricken, she raced down the hall and around the corner, where she found them playing cheerfully. Relieved but upset, she shouted, â€œAdrianne, you know you are not allowed to carry Nathan! He is too littleâ€”you could hurt him if he fell!â€
Startled, Adrianne answered, â€œI didnâ€™t, Mommy.â€ Knowing that Nathan couldnâ€™t crawl, the mother demanded, â€œWell, then, how did he get all the way into your room?â€ Confident of her motherâ€™s approval, Adrianne smiled and said proudly, â€œI rolled him!â€
This story reminds us that when King Solomon began his quest to discover the meaning of life, he believed that laughter was â€œfoolishâ€
Before you say good nightâ€¦
Thank You, Lord, for those lighter moments along lifeâ€™s road. Please donâ€™t let us become so intense and tightly wound that we canâ€™t let loose with a good, long laugh now and then at ourselves, our children, and our circumstances. Amen.
This devotional is taken from Night Light for Parents. Copyright © 2000 by James Dobson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission.