A second-grade school teacher observing her little charges on the playground thought, “God must love giggles.” He wants us to be joyful.
As Christians, we have so much to be happy about: our sins washed away, a new life in Jesus Christ, and a hope for eternity (Acts 2:38). In this world, many things pull people down, but the Lord brings us back up.
“Make a joyful shout” could be translated, “Shout for joy” (Psalm 100:1). It means to “shout with the force of a trumpet blast,” a shout of joy that comes from the very depths of your being (cf. Luke 19:40).
Let God hear one’s giggles, shouts, and prayers. —Anonymous
“Because the Lord loves you.” Deuteronomy 7:8