God’s Funny Bone
Someone remarked recently about me keeping my sense of humor during a medical problem I’m currently experiencing. Specifically, I’ve recently requested prayer that I literally not have a screw loose… which I myself find very funny….
I got to thinking…
Have you ever seen or owned a dog with a sense of humor? What about a cat? Perhaps your pet African Grey? Slate, our African Grey Parrot, 6th child, 28 and still living at home, and in the Guinness World Book of Records as the smartest bird has a sense of humor? Absolutely not, although he probably thinks he’s a riot. How about your pet gold fish? Pet rock? No; none of the above… I thought not.
If none of the other “animals” on this planet have a sense of humor where did we get ours?
I believe it must have come from our maker… as “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth,” (Gen. 1:26, NASB).
I believe in a literal translation of Scripture… God invented language, makes no mistakes, meant what He said and He said what He meant! But, He obviously didn’t tell us everything.
Our sense of humor had to come from somewhere, especially since it is not evidenced in any other living plant or animal, but is in nearly all humans… just in man. We must have gotten it somewhere… So, I think perhaps my Father must have an extremely intense sense of humor and I think He’s used it from time to time.
And, while our Savior was the “man of sorrows and acquainted with grief”, He was also acquainted with that wonderful peace that “passes all understanding” and although Scripture does not record that Christ laughed, in all likelihood He too had a sense of humor. After all He is a man and He is God.
Can’t you just see God the Father, with His son on His right hand side, sharing a laugh… most likely at some really stupid something one of us has done… perhaps at the prayer request they have before them… that Luci not have a screw loose…
I for one just can’t wait to hear God’s laugh.
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