Laughter is a Gift from God

by | Nov 27, 2022 | 2022, Musings | 0 comments

I believe that Jesus loved to laugh. I think that as He and His disciples sat around a campfire at night, they rehearsed some of the silly things of the day. When someone remembered the squabble James and John had that day, everyone would laugh, including Jesus. When Peter exaggerated a story a bit, I’ll bet you could hear the Lord snicker a bit.

Proverbs 17:22 tells us that “a cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” We all need that “good medicine” to smooth out a frazzled day; to soothe the “itch” from all our distractions and to help heal a broken heart.

So, this week, I am inviting you to join me in a “laughter hunt.” Let’s be intentional about seeking out situations and environments that will bring out some laughter. Spend time with people who make you chuckle. Listen to a program that “tickles your ribs.” Carve out some time to care for a baby. I promise he or she will make you belly laugh.

And so will some of these. These are real Bible stories written by elementary students (not from Stoneybrooke). And some of them are hilarious….

In the first book of the Bible, Guinessis, God got tired of creating the world, so He took the sabbath off.

Moses led the Jews to the Red Sea where they made unleavened bread which is bread without any ingredients.

The first commandment was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple. The seventh commandment is “Thou shalt not admit adultery”.

Moses died before he ever reached Canada. And the greatest miracle in the Bible is when Joshua told his son to stand still, and he obeyed him.

When Mary heard she was the mother of Jesus, she sang the Magna Carta.

St. John the Blacksmith dumped water on his head.

Jesus enunciated the Golden Rule which says to do unto others before they do one to you.

The people who followed the Lord were called the DECIBELS.

And finally, one of the oppossums was St. Matthew who was also a taximan.

Enjoy your laughter…it really does us all GOOD.



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