Have you ever heard someone say, “laughter is the best medicine?” It turns out that laughter can boost your immune system. In addition, laughter improves your brain function.
When we laugh, it relieves stress and puts us in a better mood. Laughter is healthy. And it’s especially important during challenging times.
Think about it like this. Why let the small stuff weigh you down when you can just laugh it off? Don’t give those petty things the power to steal your joy.
Scripture talks about laughter. In Luke, Jesus says “Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.” This verse tells us that laughter is a blessing.
Laughter can be an expression of gratitude and thanksgiving. When we are filled with joy and happiness, we are more likely to recognize the blessings in our lives and acknowledge God’s faithfulness. As the Psalmist says, “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.'”
There are other ways to think about laughter as Christians.
For example, when we laugh with others, we create a positive and inviting atmosphere that can open doors to conversations about our faith.
Laughter can also help to diffuse tension and create a sense of trust and openness, creating a safe space where people can share their beliefs and opinions without fear of judgment. When we laugh together, we can create a sense of camaraderie and shared experience that can help us to build relationships with others and share the message of Jesus in a positive and meaningful way.
Additionally, when we laugh, we make the choice to not let other people or circumstances disrupt our happiness. God wants us to laugh.
1. Commit Luke 6:21 to memory.
2. Write down one reason you think laughter is important.