God’s Sense of Humor

Today’s Blog by Yvonne.

Does God have a sense of humor? I think the question is a difficult one for many of us to answer. The Bible does not mention humor as one of God’s characteristic. But as I look around the animal kingdom, I see a God that enjoys providing us with laughter. And since God created us in His image and God gave us a sense of humor, then I believe He also enjoys a good laugh sometimes.

The Bible provides us funny stories with a purpose. But the humor is still evident. The Bible story of Jonah shows a man who tries to run away from God to avoid going to Ninevah. God sends a big fish to swallow up Jonah and keeps him there for three days. Could you image living in the belly of a fish for three days? The story sounds like a funny tale told by an old fisherman. I am sure Jonah did not see the humor in the situation. God uses many ways to get out attention and to correct our actions.

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Situations in my life provide evidence of God’s humorous nature. For example, God knows I do not like to hear other people slurp or make noises when they eat their food. As I followed God’s call to mission, He sent me to countries where loud slurping and chomping are a sign of appreciation for the meal. I can almost hear a chuckle as I sit next to the loudest slurper in the world. I smile and pray for ear plugs for the next meal.

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God’s humor is different from a human’s in the fact that it is never cruel or hurtful. God knows genuine laughter brings joy to our souls. The old saying tells us that laughter is good medicine. In a world full of terror and evil schemes, I find comfort in the idea that God provides me with situations which bring a smile to my face and laughter for my soul. Laughter may not fix our problems or fix the world around us, but it can provide us a few moments of relief. I find that those moments of laughter in the dark times give me the strength to keep on going. I thank God for giving us laughter.

Blessing,
Yvonne with Orphan Relief Effort

Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

 

 

 

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One thought on “God’s Sense of Humor

  1. Susan Smith

    I always laugh too, when I read of God sending frogs as one of the plagues in the OT. Yes, I agree He has a sense of humor. On Aug 22, 2017 12:02 PM, “Turning Mountains into Molehills” wrote:

    > Yvonne posted: “Today’s Blog by Yvonne. Does God have a sense of humor? I > think the question is a difficult one for many of us to answer. The Bible > does not mention humor as one of God’s characteristic. But as I look around > the animal kingdom, I see a God that enjoys pr” >

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