Sarah said “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.”
When was the last time you really really laughed?
Lke a proper belly laugh, one that leaves you feeling totally different to before! It is good to laugh like that. And I am not talking about laughing a a funny video or laughing at someone else misfortune but a joyful laugh that comes when you are in good company, when you are moved to feel different.
Our reading today is the story of how Sarah, who at first didn’t believe God, discovers the greatest joy she had even know in giving birth to the son God had promised her. And this was the beginning of the a family that God planned to use to bless the whole earth not just with love and hope but with great joy and laughter too.
I don’t know how you see God, or the kind of character he might possess, but as I reflected on this I realised that sometimes we forget that God is a loving God who not only wishes to love and bless us, but at times He wants us to this same great joy and laughter that Sarah had all those years ago.
So today look for the joy in life, look for the small things that bring a smile, and maybe, just maybe you might also get to laugh a little too.