I remember my grandma telling me not to make funny faces or my face would stay that way. She was probably right, because my face has a road map of lines across it. Each of those lines can probably tell a story, but I like to think of them as a result of laughter. I’ve often found laughter to be the best medicine.
Kids are well known for saying things that make us laugh. For example:
On the topic of Moses:
- His real name was Charlton Heston.
- He led the Israel lights out of Egypt because of the bad Pharaoh.
- God sent ten plagues on the Egyptians. Some of the plagues were mice, frogs, bugs, lice and no cable.
- Every day in the desert, God fed the Israel lights some manicotti.
- He gave them His “Top Ten” commandments. They were things like: don’t lie, don’t cheat, don’t dance, don’t smoke, don’t covet your neighbor’s stuff (whatever that means).
- He also told them to humor their fathers and mothers.”
I still enjoy laughing at my husband’s silly jokes and at the funny things that happen in life. I think God enjoys it when we laugh too. In Proverbs 15:13-15 He says, “A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed. The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly. All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.” Lord, there are so many things in this world that distract us from what is really important; things that bring us down and cause us to feel helpless and even hopeless. Your word tells us that you have given us hope. May we continue to feast on that joyful news.