Because of thisI have received, of theLord Jesus, singular &surprising grace
For I have found Jesus ChristHe is thepromised seedHe is mine forever
I’m like Sarah& I will laughbecause the Son isborn
This day & every dayI will lift up psalms of triumph unto the LordI will laugh, sing songs and rejoice
Yes The Lord has remembered meThe Lord has remembered mylow & lost estateGod the father in love has sent his son, the LordJesus, to die and rise again so that I, believing inhim, might receive forgiveness for my sins and bemade anew creature in Christ.
I laugh – I rejoiceFor my heart rejoices in the LordMy horn is exalted in the LordMy mouth is enlarged over mine enemiesBecause I rejoice in thy salvation
I tell you all that I will laughLaugh more than those great women of oldSarah – having a son when there was nonatural hopeMiriam – dancing & laughing at the end of herslaveryHannah – presenting the son of her dreams
~Hannahs Song of Thanksgiving• [KJV] [1SA 2:1] And Hannah prayed, and said,My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn isexalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlargedover mine enemies; because I rejoice in thysalvation.
I want all those who hear ofMy great deliverance from hellMy most blessed encounter & visitationfrom on highTo laugh with me
I want them to laugh for joy with meI would surprise my family with my abundant peaceI would delight my friends with my ever-increasinghappinessI would edify the Church with my grateful confessionsI even intend to impress the world with thecheerfulness of my daily conversation
Bunyan tells usThat Christianna heardMercy laugh in her sleep,and no wonder when shedreamed of Jesus
My joy shall not be lessNor will myjoy & laughterstop short ofhersMy Beloved isthe theme ofmy dailythoughts
The Lord Jesus is a deep sea of joyMy soul dives into itsdepthsI am swallowed up in thedelights of his company
Sarah looked on her IsaacShe laughed with excess of rapture & joyAll her friends laughed with her
And You, my soul, look on our JesusCall – yes bid heavenand earth unite inyour joy unspeakableand full of glory
That you might be found• ….. Unto praise and honour and glory at theappearing of Jesus Christ: whom having notseen, ye love; in whom, though now ye seehim not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joyunspeakable and full of glory: receiving theend of your faith, even the salvation of yoursouls. 1Pe 1:7-9
Is it any wonder• That we who know the LordJesus should laugh?