“a time to laugh …” Ecclesiastes 3:4b
Have you seen these cups that claim to keep things cold for hours? It’s fascinating. How can an ice cube stay an ice cube in ninety degree heat for such an extended amount of time? It seems impossible.
Impossible advances are a direct spin-off of God’s humor. Ecclesiastes 3:1-9 state the many different seasons of life, and it laughter is included. God created laughter, and He also created things that are funny. He is the master of sarcasm, as evident in Old Testament Stories and New Testament Parables.
He created the entire universe in six days, and then rested for one. Funny guy.
He created time yet holds the ability to stretch our minutes.
He flooded the whole earth and destroyed everything, but left one arc untouched.
He spoke to Moses through a burning bush.
He made Joshua march around Jericho once a day for six days before the walls came down on the seventh.
Jesus was funny, too. He would set up scenes and solve problems in a way that would make us remember. We’re still reading them to this day.
He fed thousands of people with a few fish and some bread loaves.
He healed a woman who touched His robe as He passed by to heal someone else.
His best friends sat at the cafeteria table everyone else is afraid to walk by.
He walked just about everywhere He went, but then rode into town on a donkey …
He washed his friends’ feet.
He almost sunk his friends’ boat with a huge catch of fish.
And we only have access to what was written down about Jesus. I like to imagine what other kinds of things He did that we’re not privy to. This means Jesus is a fun guy. Heaven with Him is going to be a blast.
It makes a really cold cup seem like a simple accomplishment. We are created in His image, wired to accomplish the impossible. And with great faith and a Savior like Jesus, who can stop us? Each created for a specific purpose, let’s not forget to revel in the humor of our Father along the way.
Father, Praise You for humor! Thank You for lacing lightheartedness into miraculous wonders. We confess that we think humor is our thing …and often use it inappropriately. Bless our innate craving to laugh to be for Your glory, and never at another’s expense. In Jesus Name, Amen.
What’s funny to you? Get the conversation started by commenting below, and let’s encourage one another as we face life in 2017 armed with grace!
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