The 12 days of Christmas, day 2-Laughing with the Lord

Posted: December 15, 2013 in Thoughts on God
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“The implications of the name ‘Immanuel‘ are both comforting and unsettling. Comforting, because He has come to share the danger as well as the drudgery of our everyday lives. He desires to weep with us and to wipe away our tears. And what seems most bizarre, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, longs to share in and to be the source of the laughter and the joy we all too rarely know.”
Michael Card

“All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: ‘The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’ – which means, ‘God with us.'”Matthew 1:22-23

Why do we turn to God so quickly in times of sorrow and struggle, in danger and fear, and forget Him in the times of joy and rejoicing? If God is the giver of joy and He is “God with us,” then He must want to share in those moments of great joy–and even those times of silly laughter and fun.

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