Saturday, May 8, 2021

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 8 May 2021


Remove the Cobwebs!


“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22)


Today’s Morsel:  How much time do you spend seeking joy and happiness.  They are free, but most people don’t look for them.  Some of the most depressing people, they say, are those that work in the circus, a clown, folks who go to church often, schoolteachers, those who have some of the best jobs in the world, stand-up comedians, and those who teach end-time prophecy.  One could look at this list and say that these should be some of the happiest people in the world.  But for some reason they are depressed.  They should be filled with laughter and joy every day.  But sad to say, they are not.  Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of the heart.  God desires that we have a merry heart.  Have you ever noticed that most of the children's nursery rhythms, or children's songs, require you to interact with motions that will make you laugh at yourself?  Is this why Jesus said that we must become as little children or we cannot enter the kingdom of heaven?  Laughter is good medicine.  Depression is usually caused by not enough laughter and not doing enough to cause others to laugh with us.  So, go ahead and get rid of those cobwebs over your heart by having a good laugh. Remember, the joy of the Lord is your strength.


Sing:  Smile a while and give your face a rest, raise your hands to the One you love the best. Turn around to someone new, shake their hand, and smile.


Thought For Today:  “Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of the heart.”

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