Does God have a sense of humor? He created us, didn’t he? (This is what the Bible says. I know not everyone believes the creation story, but I do, so I will go on.) I don’t mean to say he had to be laughing when he made us, but God made us in his own image. One might conclude, therefore, that if we are like God, he probably laughs.
What we mortals laugh about at times may be very different from what God would find laughable. God is good, always, and some situations that people find funny would not cause God to laugh. We recognize that any circumstance that grieves the heart of God would not cause him to laugh. When we laugh inappropriately, our fallen nature is in control. Aside from such exceptions, I believe God laughs along with us.
I confess to doing stupid things from time to time. I may notice mid-stupidity and laugh at myself. I always feel the presence of the Lord with me, so I laugh more thinking that God is laughing with me. Of course, this is assuming that my stupidity didn’t harm anyone.
The Bible, Proverbs 17:22 – A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones.
I don’t know what sweet child this is swinging and laughing. The photo is from Microsoft Galleries.
Here is one funny (stupid) thing I did years ago: I spent a very long time on my hands and knees on the floor in front of the bathroom sink looking for the contact lens for my right eye, which I thought I had dropped. Finally I gave up and decided I would have to wear my glasses. I took the contact lens out of my left eye and found that I had put both the right and the left contacts in one eye, one on top of the other. Duh!
Does anyone have a funny story to tell? I would enjoy laughing with you.