Saturday, 16 July 2011

Mouths filled with laughter

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." The LORD has done great things for us, And we are glad. - Psalm 126v2-3

'Our mouth was filled with laughter. Our tongues were filled with singing.' What a wonderful testimony of people relying on the Lord. These folks were rejoicing in all the good things God had done. We don't know the date or occasion, but we do know that it was after some kind of great deliverance.

I think we can all identify. We have an easy time with this kind of attitude when God has brought us through a trying time. We have been in the pits and God brings us out. We can shout, praise the Lord, and sing with gusto. Those are marvellous days and we are right to use these times to celebrate God's wonderful works.
Not every day is a celebration day. Not every day puts us in a mood to laugh and sing.

It is on those days that we need a reminder. 'The Lord has done great things for us.'

Sometimes it can be simply a matter of focus. We don't need a reason to celebrate. We already have one.
He did a great thing for us when He saved us. He does great things by taking care of us. He is doing a great thing in preparing a place for us. All of these and so much more should cause us to have mouths full of laughter and tongues full of singing.

The Lord has done great things for us – let us rejoice and fill our hearts with laughter and singing! 

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