What do you see in a smile? Mischief? Joy? Sheer delight?
The heart of God is best expressed in the smiles of His people? Of all the persons on the planet, Christians have the best reason to be content, joyful, delighted. In a world where God is often out of sight and out of mind, Christians know for a fact one of life’s best kept secrets – that God loves us, that Christ died for us, and that nothing can separate us from that love. When the rest of the world is deadly serious and even discouraged by troubles that constantly beset us, Christians know that this life is not all there is and that these difficulties do not ultimately define us. Christians can even smile in adversity because they have found the “peace the passes all understanding” (Philippians 4).
The world may have its jokes at the expense of Christians, but in the end only those who have placed their lives in the loving care of God have a reason to smile.