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Grace Moments Devotions - July 31, 2020

  • 2020 Jul 31

July 31
An indispensable sense
Jason Nelson

When babies can sit in high chairs, they start learning about their senses. With a tone that would be patronizing to anyone but a baby, Mom and Dad will ask, “Where are your eyes?” After a little coaching, baby girl will giggle and cover her eyes with her hands. Then they will ask, “Where is your nose?” and she will grab it. Next come the ears, mouth, and maybe the toes. It’s how children are trained to appreciate God’s gifts of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching—and laughing. There are adults I would like to wedge back into a high chair and with that same tone ask, “And where is your funny bone?” because it seems like they don’t have a sense of humor. Laughter is how we vocalize joy, which is the value God adds to our best experiences. It is released by shaping our lips into something recognized as a smile.

Laughing for real is no joke. It is high praise for our freedom in Christ because we are not captives anymore. “It seemed like a dream, too good to be true, when GOD returned Zion’s exiles. We laughed, we sang, we couldn’t believe our good fortune. We were the talk of the nations—‘GOD was wonderful to them!’ GOD was wonderful to us; we are one happy people” (Psalm 126:1-3 MSG). Happy people send a message to the world. There is something very special going on in our lives.

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