On my children’s blog, thetentmaker.net, we have declared it GLOLF, or God’s Lots of Laughs Friday!
We see laughter and humor demonstrated throughout the bible, with a touch of sarcasm, from time to time. King David is a great example of blessed happiness with his psalms of joy and love! I can see him dancing around the palace while singing, and that joyful energy bouncing off of the walls! Can’t you?
And then, there is Jesus and his parables. If we were to re-read these with somewhat youthful eyes, we would see his sarcasm and humor. I can imagine him, sitting back and answering questions, his twinkling eyes staring straight into theirs.
Take Luke 5: 27-39, where Levi throws Jesus a dinner party. Among the invited guests are tax collectors, crooks, and sinners! Oh, My! The Pharisees are offended that Jesus would entertain these type of people and they question, “What is he doing eating and drinking with crooks and sinners?”
Jesus answered, “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or sick? I am here inviting outsiders, not insiders, an invitation to a changed life, changed inside and out.”
I can almost hear the “DUH”, right after he makes his statement.
Wipe the stodgy, sermons from days of old out of your eyes. Allow God to breathe a fresh look with His word. And help us celebrate “GOD’S LOTS OF LAUGHS FRIDAY” today and every Friday!
Psalm 9:2 “I’m whistling, laughing, and jumping for joy; I’m singing your song, High God.”