Listening for Laughter

Yesterday I stepped into the backyard just to look around and stand in the sun. Behind us I heard children playing and the unmitigated sound of joyful laughter. It was the kind of laughter that held no worries or concerns. It’s the kind of laughter that disappears when we become adults and hope to rediscover one day.

By contrast, yesterday several Blackhawk helicopters flew by our house going to or from the airport. What a contrast to the sounds of children. The sounds of war and defense, and protection necessary for a dangerous world. Yet sad sounds of judgment on the human condition.

It made me long even more for the laughter of children at play.

Randy Davis

I am a retired pastor trained in systematic theology. I have a broad interest in biblical studies, history and culture.

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