I love it when popular culture validates the truth of God’s own word. Right now the world around us is on fire; from riots in Ferguson to beheadings in Iraq to war between Israel and Palestine, and throw in a 6.0 Earthquake in Northern California. If you want a guaranteed headache, spend too much time watching the nightly news.
Then sweeping the social media scene along comes the “ice bucket challenge.” Perhaps you’ve already soaked your head for the cause of research for ALS. Folks from every walk of life have joined the fun including our just past President, George W. Bush. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJaDBzaAPAc He concludes his challenge by inviting someone from the opposition party to take up the challenge as well. Even a teasing sense of bi-partianship feels good.
A hearty laugh relieves some of the daily stress of living in a world that is broken.
Proverbs 17:22 reads “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” Laughter is good medicine and watching various friends dump ice water on their heads for a good cause brings a smile to my face and again affirms to me that the God who made us knows how we are designed.
How have you and how have I intentionally made room in our lives for laughter? We need it and it honors God’s word when we enjoy it. Even if it means dumping ice water on our head!