Laughter...

My husband has always enjoyed laughing at life. He tends to see life through funny lenses. Sometimes he laughs when no one else is laughing. I enjoy his humor and ability to see the lighter side of circumstances. I think, his gift of laughter has helped us survive our large family. We don't always connect the Bible and humor, but Romans 7:18-21 are funny verses. "I know I am rotten through and through so far as my old sinful nature is concerned. No matter which way I turn, I can't make myself do right. I want to, but I can't. When I want to do good, I don't. And when I try not to do wrong, I do it anyway. But if I am doing what I don't want to do, I am not really the one doing it; the sin within me is doing it. It seems to be a fact of life that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong." So...did you get any of that? Do you ever feel rotten through and through? There is a fine line between laughing and crying-isn't there? The line, "When I want to do good, I don't." Can you relate to that? I can. It sounds pretty sarcastic. The other similar phrase is: "I inevitably do what is wrong."

After reading these verses, it's reassuring to know that we aren't alone in our struggle of doing what is right. How honest are you with where you stand in your relationship with Christ? Sometimes a little sarcastic humor might help us get a clearer view into our heart.

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