When I was a brand new baby Christian I spent a lot of time in the home of Dale and Margaret Lantis. Dale went to be with the Lord a few years ago. This weekend I learned that Margaret has followed him home. As I have thought about this dear sister over the past two days I don’t recall a single word spoken in anger. Maybe time has erased things that I no longer remember, but what I can still see clearly in my mind’s eye and hear in my memory is her unique wonderful laughter. It did not seem to take much to trigger this laughter. Her smile assured you that her expression was genuine joy. Her laughter will be missed on the earth but we anticipate with joy the sound of it again when we see her and Dale in Heaven.
Our joy and laughter have the power to cause even the unbeliever to see that the Lord has done great things for us. Perhaps through that testimony they will one day join us is saying that the Lord has done great things for us!
Thank you Lord for sending Margaret into my life to teach me how to laugh.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them. The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Psalm 126:2-3