The Day of Laughter Comes… ( by Fenny West)

The Day of Laughter

The Day of laughter

Comes to those who trust God;

those who hold on to His Word

They may laugh last but they laugh best

Suddenly, their table is turned for the better

Suddenly the testimony comes after the test.

The Day of laughter

Comes to those who have been written off; past their sell-by date;

Those told by the doctor: ‘Go home. No hope.’

Go and prepare yourself for death.’

Suddenly, there is a reprieve, remission, retreat,

Resurgence, revival, and resurrection.

Just like it happened to Hezekiah when God gave him15 more years

2Ki20:6 I will add fifteen years to your life. And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city for my sake and for the sake of my servant David.'”

Just like it happened to Zachariah when John the Baptist was born.

‘Elisabeth’s son was born. Her friends and family were happy. They thought that the baby should have the same name as his father, Zacharias. But Elisabeth

said that his name should be John. Everyone was surprised.’  

                          

Just like it happened to Hannah when her anguish turned into joy at the birth of Samuel.

Rebekah in joy – double for her trouble

Rachel’s Joy when Joseph was born

Jacob’s Joy and laughter when he suddenly heard that Joseph was still alive and a PM

Just like it happened to Joseph When he went from prison to the palace;

From prisoner to Prime Minister within 24 hours;

 

Esau kissed Jacob

Just like Jacob who was expecting the worst from his cheated brother ( Esau) but rather received a kiss and pardon.

Just like it happened to Job When his fortune was restored

Just like it happened to Mephibosheth, who was summoned to the palace from his dark, dingy hideout

To the king’s palace where he ate on the king’s table as his sons.

   

Just like it happened to Abraham and Sarah whom God gave laughter- Isaac- in their old age.

Just like it happened to Israel- the day they left Egypt, plundering the Egyptians and finding freedom after over 400 years of captivity.

Just like Jabez, who had been dogged with repeated calamity was suddenly greeted with favour, prosperity, protection and an enlarged coast.

 

Like Job who had lost everything, going from riches to rags, receiving restoration that was superabundant and mind-blowing.

Just like the day Lazarus was raised back to life- the disaster turned into laughter.

The Day Jesus was born

like the day Jesus was raised back to life, there was great joy in Jerusalem and the world over, even in heaven.

Just like the day there was a sudden revival and a collapsed economy and starving people bounced back and prices fell to ridiculous levels and there was plenty to eat. End of famine in the Land.

Just like the day the decree was signed giving the Jews freedom from those who wanted them exterminated. The day of laughter came to Israel when the state was created after many years of statelessness.

Yes, this day of laughter does come to those who keep their eyes on Jesus, regardless of the dark times they pass through. Yea though they walk through the valley of the shadow of death, they need not fear any evil because the Lord is with them. And if God be for them who can be against them?

He is working everything together for their good.

Captivity led captive

 

Psalms 126: A Joyful Return to Zion A Song of Ascents.
1 When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream.
2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, ” The LORD has done great things for them.”
3 The LORD has done great things for us, And we are glad.
4 Bring back our captivity, O LORD, As the streams in the South.
5 Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy.
6 He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him.

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