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verse 13: “A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.”

I have a friend of mine who is a mortician. In his experiences in dealing with death and grief, he has told us stories about the human spirit. One interesting fact he has told us concerns elderly people, especially if they’re not in good health. More than often, they do not pass on or before a holiday, like Christmas. But just after the holiday, which usually is a joyous time when you see family…their will to live expires, and they pass on. It’s as if they hang on, the hope of that time together with loved ones keeping them going.

One of the worse things in the world to see is a broken heart, a broken spirit. No amount of acting or masking can hide it. On the opposite side of that coin, a cheerful heart is almost impossible to hide. I know when my wife is experiencing pain, she can smile and try to say that she is okay…but I can see it in her eyes. Likewise, when she is joyful, when she is singing and worshipping in choir at church…her eyes sparkle!

We also have a friend I met on a previous Carpenters trip, who is so full of life that her eyes shine…in fact, her nickname is “Bright Eyes”.

Is your heart cheerful? Give thanks to God! Are you suffering from a broken heart? Turn it over to the Great Physician, for only He can heal it.

Something to think about today.

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