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.
The spell is broken! It happened to England and Murray recently after 77years. It shall be for you too. many thought they will never seen a British man win Wimbledon in their life time, but it happened at last. and what do you think of the winning steak that has come suddenly on the land? It is because the spell is broken. You too will have a winning steak after your spell is broken. meanwhile persevere regardless how you feel or what you see. Giants will show up, Goliath will taunt you and threaten you. Pharaoh or Laban will pursue you. The wind l blow as never before. The storm will come storming in. The earth will cave in. But Keep your eyes on Jesus.
Blushing Bride, Married for the First Time at 70
This heart warming story will make your day! Barbara Schultze has been waiting for 70 years to meet Mr. Right. And her wait has paid off. The Maryland woman met 75-year-old French man, Jean-Francois Ramos, on a dating site for seniors. Schultze never thought that she would get married, she was always the bridesmaid, never the bride.
I also met my soulmate on a dating site! and I am sure God picked him for me, and blessed me with him! we have been married 7 yrs!
Me too. Met on christian Cafe and have been happily married to him for 7 years this Nov. Oh yes an he’s a frenchman too:)
Met my awesome wonder on MySpace 7yrs ago today and married him 4yrs ago today! love you Mr Jack Royce!
Spell broken: It shall be for you too and for me too.
Sometimes when you have been in an arid land, cul de sac or wilderness for so long, it seems over for you, more so when you are old. Some people would have written you off, saying ‘You have past your sell-by date. Get real. give up. But so long as you have not written yourself off you can defy your and bounce back even at old age. Your spell can be broken. Just look to Jesus – the Author and finisher of your faith. It is not over until He says so.
Your spell shall be broken as it was broken for Barbara. This is not limited to your relationships. It could be in your finances or health or ministry. Hang in there! against all hope believe in Hope and keep giving glory until your change comes like Abraham and job.
10 And the LORD restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
11 Then all his brothers, all his sisters, and all those who had been his acquaintances before, came to him and ate food with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversity that the LORD had brought upon him. Each one gave him a piece of silver and each a ring of gold.
12 Now the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys.
13 He also had seven sons and three daughters.
14 And he called the name of the first Jemimah, the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-Happuch.
15 In all the land were found no women so beautiful as the daughters of Job; and their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers.
16 After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations.
17 So Job died, old and full of days. Job42:10-17
John 5: A Man Healed at the Pool of Bethesda
1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches.
3 In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water.
4 For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.
5 Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years.
6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?”
7 The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.”
8 Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.”
18 who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.”
19 And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb.
20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,
21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
Genesis 21: Isaac Is Born
1 And the LORD visited Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah as He had spoken.
2 For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
3 And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him — whom Sarah bore to him — Isaac.
4 Then Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.
5 Now Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
6 And Sarah said, “God has made me laugh, and all who hear will laugh with me.”
7 She also said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? For I have borne him a son in his old age.”
9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And that day was the Sabbath.
Joseph’s Rise to Power
37 So the advice was good in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of all his servants.
38 And Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?”
39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you.
40 You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.”
41 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.”
42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.
43 And he had him ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried out before him, “Bow the knee!” So he set him over all the land of Egypt.
44 Pharaoh also said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, and without your consent no man may lift his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.”
13 You will arise and have mercy on Zion; For the time to favor her, Yes, the set time, has come. Ps102:13