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Friday, November 13, 2015

A Joyful Dose of Medicine

Have you had your Joy Juice today? Do you think Jesus laughed often? The Bible tells us He is full of joy!

            According to writer Crystal McDowell:  Since we are made in the image of God and we are creatures of laughter—He must laugh! Heaven will be a place with pearly gates, streets of gold, and foundations made of the finest jewels. But also, it must be marked with joy and laughter around every corner.  Since we aren’t in heaven yet and live in a fallen world of pain, it’s sometimes hard to laugh. It’s difficult to read the news on a daily basis and not feel the inward groaning of the Spirit at the hardship of this world. Yet through the Holy Spirit we can experience a taste of heaven with sincere and pure joy.”
Here’s a little trivia question: Where is this verse found in the Bible?
“Laughter is the best medicine.”  TRICK QUESTION!  This quote cannot be found in the Bible; however, the origin of laughter as the best medicine DOES come from the Bible. Proverbs 17:22 says:  “A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” 

A happy heart…a merry heart…and a cheerful mind is sure to be followed by plenty of laughter! 

             Be a good, joyful dose of medicine for someone today!

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