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Summary: LAUGH. A time to Laugh and a time to cry!

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Happy Hilarious Saturday, Everyone!

What's funny? I don't know, lets ask Sarai, Abram's wife.

Do you like to laugh? A sense of humor is good, you know. The Bible says, "A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken."

To be able to laugh is awesome. To be able to laugh at ourselves is just as neat. I agree, there are many sad things in the world but we need to lighten up sometimes and just see the humor in things. We also need to help others to do the same. I know scripture tells us there is a time to laugh and a time to cry; that we can't deny. So we also need to be there with each other through sad times, as well.

This Sunday's Sunday School lesson is titled, "A Promise to Sarah."Genesis 17:16-17

And I will bless her and give you a son from her! Yes, I will bless her richly, and she will become the mother of many nations. Kings will be among her descendants!"

[17] Then Abraham bowed down to the ground, but he laughed to himself in disbelief. "How could I become a father at the age of one hundred?" he wondered. "Besides, Sarah is ninety; how could she have a baby?"

Genesis 18:11-12

And since Abraham and Sarah were both very old, and Sarah was long past the age of having children, [12] she laughed silently to herself. "How could a worn-out woman like me have a baby?" she thought. "And when my master—my husband—is also so old?"

Sooooooooooo, guess what...there is also a time NOT to laugh. Guess when that time is...When God says anything is possible with God and we don't believe Him. God loves us and wants what's best for us but we need faith and we need to believe Him when He tells us or asks us for something. One of my favorite verses comes from Jeremiah 29:11 that says, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Friends, we need to believe that. We need to believe that, even though the situation we may be in, seems hopeless at times. Here's what's funny to me this morning...I know the end of the Book. You know the end of the book. The devil looses and pain looses. Hatred looses. Sin looses. God wins and all those with Him - WIN. Jesus Christ has victory over sin and death and the grave. So keep your heads up; find the humor in things and enjoy this great life that God has kindly bestowed on us. Amen


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