By Patrick Hawthorne
I’m one hundred percent sure that God has a great sense of humor. If you don’t believe me just go look in the mirror. Now, don’t get upset with me. I’m just speaking the truth in love with a side order of rib jabbing. The truth is that some people think that God does not have a sense of humor and that Jesus was much too holy to have time for the occasional laugh.
If that is true, let me ask you a question. In the Bible, we are told that Jesus loved being around little children. Whenever the disciples tried to shoo the children away, Jesus would get cross ways with them. If Jesus was so sour faced, would kids have flocked to Him in droves? I say, “Nay, nay.”
“Well…,” some may exasperatedly exclaim! “We never read about Jesus laughing in the Bible!” That is true, but we never read about Him taking a bath either? Does that mean He didn’t?
Think about it… Where did we get our ability to laugh? Did it not come from the giver of laugh? “That’s Giver of Life, Mr. Smarty Britches!” You are correct, but He is also the giver of laugh. After all, who inspired the words, “A joyful heart is a good medicine?” Those aren’t my words; they’re Gods.
So, the next time you are down and out, run to the One who can perk you up with a good chuckle. I would not put it past Him to send someone across your path with a good knock-knock joke just to get your focus off of your problems.
With that said, let me leave you with a old rib splitter that is sure to please. Why did the chicken cross the road? To show the possum how. Baaaaaa ha haaaaa… Now that was funny right there. Be blessed.