At this time of the year we say it over and over again: “Merry
Christmas!” But let me ask, “Are you really feeling merry right now?”
Perhaps today’s attached devotional will lift your spirits. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Proverbs 17:22 (ESV)
A joyful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
“If you’re not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don’t want to go there.” ~Martin Luther….
“A good laugh is sunshine in a house. ~William M. Thackeray
“Of all the things God created, I am often most grateful he created laughter.” ~Charles Swindoll.…
“He who laughs, lasts.” ~Mary Pettibone Poole….
“With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.” ~Abraham Lincoln….
“Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone; for the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, but has trouble enough of its own.” ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox
[Bob Phillips, Powerful Thinking for Powerful Living, (Eugene OR: Harvest House Publishers, 1991), p. 175-176]