Luke 6:21 The Value of Laughter

Luke 6:21 (KJV)
Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.[1] The beatitudes (later on in the passage) express a kind of laughter that is not good. There are those who blindly party away their goods, not realizing they have nothing to assure them of eternity.

But laughter is a thing of great benefit. When one is able to laugh he lets go of whatever is negative and hurtful and, for the moment, is in complete liberty.

The future, for the believer, is filled with this liberating joy. Whatever the pressures of this life have been, heaven is unbridled freedom, happiness and laughter. Heaven is unbridled freedom, happiness and laughter

If you can get hold of that, you can endure now.

[1] Proverbs 17:22

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Luke 6:21 The Value of Laughter

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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