to tell her that she would be having a baby. Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me!” (Genesis 21:6) Sarah gave birth to Isaac, which means, “He laughs.” I don’t believe that was a coincidence; I believe God was showing us the unexpected humor in life and that it can happen at any moment of your life.
Here are just a few more moments when I believe God was in a humorous mood. For instance, in Exodus 33:23, God says to Moses, “And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts, but my face shall not be seen.” So, God is telling Moses, “Don’t talk to the hand, talk to my butt.” What an amazingly funny God!
Or what about King Solomon, who solved a dispute by ordering a baby to be cut in half (Kings 3:6-28)? Sounds gruesome, but it’s about two women who are fighting over one baby. So, the king says to cut the baby in half, giving each one half. In the end, God’s humor prevails and all is well (no halved baby!).
Throughout the Bible, God shows us all the different emotions, and I believe that humor is one that is most overlooked. Humor isn’t laughing at someone’s pain, but it’s enjoying life’s mistakes through laughter. Sometimes, that even includes a talking donkey.
If you don’t believe me, read Numbers 22. The Lord opens the donkey’s mouth and says, “What have I done to you to make you beat me three times?” The answer to that will be revealed as you read.
Don’t take my word for it; take God’s words for it. As you continue to read the Bible, you will find more examples of humor that God has hidden for each of us in different ways.
God bless and happy reading!
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