“A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance…” – Proverbs 15:13
There are three things animals don’t do that humans do:
Animals don’t blush. Mark Twain once wryly observed, “Man’s the only animal who can blush—or needs to.”
Animals don’t cry.
And animals don’t laugh. This tells me that man, made in the image of God, reflects the character of God. And God is a God of joy.
Laughter is a gift from God. There’s nothing wrong with laughter. As a matter of fact, laughter comes innately. You don’t have to teach children to laugh; you have to teach children when not to laugh. And if you really have the joy of the Lord in your heart, it’s going to show up on your face.
Does your face today reflect the joy of the Lord? Or something else?
For more from Love Worth Finding and Pastor Adrian Rogers, please visit
Since 2013, Christian news magazine The Olive Branch Report has featured the insightful writing and reporting of Greg Holt. His writing has been featured on American Prophet, Conservative Firing Line, DC Clothesline, Godfather Politics, Capitol Hill Outsider, Sons of Liberty Media, Rev. Austin Miles, and others. Greg is also the Publisher and Editor of Inspirational Christian Blogs
Categories: INSPIRATIONAL DEVOTIONS