Daily Lectionary Reading for Year A
Adrianne has been blessed with a lot. She is smart and compassionate. She is talented and creative. She is a loving mom and a good friend. If you have known Adrianne for long, you also appreciate that she has been blessed with a one of a kind laugh. Adrianne’s laughter is spontaneous. It is uncontrollable. Her laugh is genuine. Life is not always easy. We all experience hurt and sadness. But there is also a joy that can be embraced, even in the midst of trial. God is always up to something that is amusing and amazing. Adrianne has been able to fill the room with her laugh. I don't know if Sarah’s laugh was as loud, but it certainly got the attention of those around her. How could she not laugh? The visitors had just said that she and Abraham would have a child, well past their childbearing age. That's not an announcement that requires a counter-argument or an angry reaction. What more could she do, but laugh? So, this morning I'm thinking about Adrianne’s laughter and how it follows a great precedent. And, I'm praying for Adrianne as she is in surgery. Please join me in praying that she will be safe, and healed, and laughing again with us soon.