A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones. Proverbs 17:22
Is the above verse a preventive medicine for you?
This week my organisation, Sowers Exchange Schools, has facilitated a learning experience for students from a Christian School with a Christian NGO here in Hong Kong. The experience has been one of joy from many perspectives and reinforces this verse. The experience was one of International students greeting, distributing lunch and conversing with elderly disadvantaged individuals. This engagement was accompanied by joy, laughter and extreme courtesy.
The important element was the expressiveness of one human being smiling and connecting with a fellow human being. We are creatures of God no matter of our age, race, sex or other man-made differences who can exchange positive feelings with one another. The concept of “good medicine” is very interesting because medicine can both prevent and cure. I think when we see the spontaneity of people responding to one another, it is like an inoculation caused by God.
So let us use preventive medicine by:
- Praising God for His cheerfulness, delight, great interest and patience toward us.
- Asking God to stimulate our hearts to extend joy to all we encounter in our life journey and give us humility and laughter while proclaiming His wonders.