April 1 - Children's Devotion

As we were walking & talking during our daily walks on Sunday and Monday about how April Fool's Day was coming up and that I would not think any pranks were funny. I wrote on Monday about doing something creative but I decided that it could not be a prank. In today's Psalm (4) the response that we would sing is "there is a balm in Gilead, to make the wounded whole." This is from a song that you may not know but it is a healing song. A balm is a healing lotion. Now if only lotion could heal us. But you know what is healing - laughter!

How can we play jokes and make each other laugh? I'm not talking about sugar in the salt shaker or salt in the sugar - but something truly funny. I'm not always the funniest person but I'm thinking, I'm wondering. Maybe what is funny is silly. I don't have the answer but I truly think that we all need to laugh. In verse 6-7 of Psalm 4: "there are many who say, 'o that we might see some good! Lift up the light of your countenance upon us, O Lord!' You have put more joy in my heart." Let us help people laugh and smile and when people ask us why - because God has put joy in our hearts!

Let us pray: God we love you and we know you love us. God you are full of light and love, help us experience joy so that we can share that with others. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Faith United Methodist Church

18895 FM 365

Beaumont, TX