“Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house.”
(Luke 10:38 ESV)

We welcome into our house those whose presence gives us pleasure. A joyful person can brighten a dismal atmosphere but a colorless character drains the water out of your tub. Everyone likes to laugh and being around joyful people is actually good for our health. Researchers have found that laughter can reduce blood pressure, improve immune system function and decrease stress hormones like cortisol. The Bible says that in the presence of the Lord there is “fullness of joy” and at his right hand are “pleasures forevermore.” (Psalms 16:11) So if you find your life’s lacking laughter and your smile has wandered away ask yourself who have you welcomed inside? The presence of the Lord changes everything. Welcome Jesus into your life today.