Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter . . . .” - Genesis 21:6 NIV
Recently, while corresponding with David, a prison pal of ours, I sent him my verse for the day, 2 Corinthians 3:18: “And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory . . . .” (NIV84).
A while later I received an amusing reply. It seems that David had just been to the dentist that morning to have a tooth filled. The numbing agent that the dentist used somehow affected David’s left eye, making it impossible for him to close that eye for a couple of hours. David was forced to walk around with a cloth over his face to protect his eye from the sunlight.
Because his face somehow resembled a stroke victim’s, the combination of the cloth along with his droopy face led to his bosses and co-workers having a “field day” with him. Laughter was everywhere, including from David!
Later David found my email. Squinting to read the scripture verse that I sent, with the cloth still literally over his eye, he read, “And we who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory…” Now it was really David’s turn to laugh, right along with God who strategically lined up and shared that perfect verse and special moment with him!
Did you ever stop to think that our God is one who loves to laugh and sports a good sense of humor? We can conclude that first of all because we are made in His image, and we humans certainly love a good joke and laughter!
The Bible repeatedly instructs us that our God is a God of joy! He rejoices; He laughs; and I believe He likes to laugh along with us… just as He did this day with David.
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