Be an Isaac

He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.

(Job 8:21 NIV)

When God told Sarah that she would bear Abraham a son at an old age, she laughed. So God named their son Isaac, which in Hebrew means “laughter.” Of course, there was nothing funny about what God had promised her, but every time Sarah called her son’s name, she was reminded of the time she had laughed.

Today, I would like to take this story a step further and say that it is God’s desire to see His children laugh. In Job 8:21, the troubled Job, and all of us today, have God’s sure promise that “He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.” I’m so grateful for friends and family whom God has used to make me laugh. After all, laughter is the best medicine. So be an Isaac, be cheerful and cheer others up!

“A cheerful heart is good medicine.”

Proverbs 17:22

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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