JULY 26, 2013 – LAUGH IN THE DARK – The other night I was so extremely tired from a hard day’s work, the lights were off, I was about to fall asleep, and Leo and I were winding down a conversation. I knew that if I spoke one sentence he and I would both start cracking up laughing; what to do. I love to laugh, so even though it was dark, and even though I was completely worn down, I seized the moment! And I said, “I was a kindergarten drop-out.” The laughter began, and oh, how he had a field day with that one! He said, “I can picture you with your leather jacket on at age 5, standing next to a juke-box, you little rebellious one!” (There is a good explanation, as to the whys of that one.) In life we go through dark times: financially, physically, emotionally, spiritually, but here’s the thing, when the Joy of the LORD is our strength, we will be able to laugh in the dark. Darkness and light are the same to Him (Psalm 139:11-12), and when Christ is your every breath, darkness and light can be the same to us also. I love that about Him. I love how He gives us that! The LORD has taught me how to laugh in very dark times because He sees past the darkness, and He is leading me through it. Isaiah 42:16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them. (NKJ) Seize the moment – Laugh in the dark! It’s all going to work out and it’s going to be OK!!!