When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who dreamed.
2 Our mouths were filled with laughter,
our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
3 The Lord has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy.
4 Restore our fortunes, Lord,
like streams in the Negev.
5 Those who sow with tears
will reap with songs of joy.
6 Those who go out weeping,
carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with them. (Psalm 126:1–6, NIV)
Lives that have found the redemption that comes from God should be lives that demonstrate joyful celebration and a willingness to share that joy with others.
How has God given you laughter and joy?
What great things has God done for you?
How do others recognize the goodness of God based on your joy and laughter?