Midweek Mirth

One of the misconceptions about being a Christian is non-Christians think we don’t know how to have fun or have a sense of humor. Trust me, if the Big Guy can have a sense of humor when it comes to dealing with us mere mortals, so can we.

The difference for Christians is we don’t have to debase ourselves or others to generate a smile. Laughter at life or ourselves is a gift from God.

So, let’s smile a little!

How High Can You Count?

A father and son were riding in their truck together one day and the son asked the father, “Dad, how high can you count?”

The father replied, “Well, I don’t know, son — how high can you count?”

The son immediately replied, “One thousand, five hundred, forty-two.”

The father said, “Why did you stop?”

The son shrugged his shoulders and said, “Well, church was over.”

And now for the bonus …

Divine Providence

Recently a father and son found themselves short on time and looking for a parking space at the mall. “Angels, we’re in a bit of a hurry and would like very much to find a space near the entrance,” Dad said.

“I don’t know about all that, Dad,” Patrick said uneasily, launching Dad into a little sermon about how God always helps those who ask him. Suddenly, Patrick’s arm shot out and pointed toward the front of the mall. “Look! A space!” Sure enough, right by the entrance.

As Dad pulled in, Patrick wondered whether it was all just one big coincidence. “Then again,” he said, “maybe it was the angels. Check that out!” The license plate on the car across from us read “Amen.”

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it. — L.M. Montgomery

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6 Responses to Midweek Mirth

  1. They say that Christians shouldn’t laugh
    and you really have to weep
    for you bear the autograph
    of the Man of Sorrow’s sheep.
    This, though, may be overstated,
    for I’m sure He has a side
    that in jokes participated,
    and will more betide.
    When He asked just how long
    His dumb disciples be His pestilence,
    that was Him with humour-gong,
    calling to their common sense.
    And on the day the sky turned black,
    He channeled Arnold: “I’ll be baaack.”

    • I think the good Lord has a sense of humor too. Too bad it wasn’t recorded anywhere … wait that could be a new book: “Practical Jokes and Humor of Jesus”

      • TamrahJo says:

        I think maybe, if the Dead Sea Scrolls are ever fully restored/digitized, and if folks quit getting ready to fight over the KJV of the Bible and defending it’s exact commentary, the book is already published – I, personally figure Jesus may have gotten some glee/fun out of running the money changers out of the temple – – unfortunately, he couldn’t just pull the fire alarm and then hide behind a pillar to take a phone video of how silly the priests looked as they scattered out to save themselves and shoved the the vulnerable out of the way ….sigh – – so many scenes in the Bible I think “What really was going on?” – – Dad loved the picture of Jesus with defined, strong arm/hand muscles driving the money changers out – his take? “Well, he was a carpenter’s son, and worked, do you know how many muscles it takes to use hand tools on wood??” – – :). Dad didn’t really have much use for a Jesus that looked like he sat at a computer/cubicle all day – his favorite story was about Jesus washing the feet of his disciples – for, “You know Sis, when the only transportation you have is your feet, you really need to take good care of them” – thus, I’m sure Jesus and God think high heels for women is bad…bad…bad…. 😀

  2. TamrahJo says:

    I so think of my Dad, often, when conversations on the nature of God come up – Dad was pretty certain God would appreciate a good joke, a well played/sung tune and might even enjoy a well crafted home brew on a hot summer’s afternoon – – I’m so grateful that was the “God” I was raised with – 🙂

      • TamrahJo says:

        Yes, and if I’m lucky, when I die, I will ‘arrive’ to find Dad, my uncles and my son at the local watering hole, the band fired up and , if I practice, maybe I’ll get to sing a tune or two – before we head out to the homestead already built for me – – bordered by the homesteads of those I love dearest and best – but…then…that’s what we all yearn for, right? once our loved ones aren’t here anymore? the chance to see them, one more time and engage in the times, dreams, plans that were cut short by life…. 🙂

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