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The Sound Of Distant Laughter
 

by Dina Martin

It was dark and quiet. All were lying down for the night; then I heard the laughter. My head laid down comfortably on my pillow, and my first thought was, I really should tell them (the boys) to quiet down and get to sleep, but for some reason, just this night, the laughter ministered to me. It had been an intense week.

 

The young have the ability to trust in those who care for them to carry their loads. Laughter and joy come easy, for trust is the air they breathe. So why can I not learn from them?

 

 

I have noticed that as we grow older the blows of life take us down longer than when we were younger. Laughter is more of a gift than a common friend. As I reflect on the difference between the young and the old, I see one clear difference between the two. The young have the ability to trust in those who care for them to carry their loads. Laughter and joy come easy, for trust is the air they breathe. So why can I not learn from them?


Heavenly Father, I give You my load today. Yes, I trust You to handle it better than I. Let Your joy and laughter flow through my life, as a clear song to the honor of You. The music of a life expressing faith.


One who knows how to walk in laughter and joy in the deepest sense, has learned how to sing their songs in the darkest nights. They are the children of the Father who have learned the secret of a trust and assurance of His love. They know of the hiding place of rest. They carry the treasures of knowing Him. They walk with Him alone and find His approval far more important than anything this world could ever offer.


Alan and DIna Martin live in Southeast Missouri. Their goal as a family is to encourage other believers in the faith, and further the Kingdom of God in the earth.

 

 

This article was published in An Encouraging Word issue #42, and may not be reprinted or distributed in any form without express written consent from the publisher. All Rights Reserved.

 

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