All life lessons should include laughter so here are a few funnies that have come my way over the years.
GOOD SAMARITAN – A Sunday School teacher was telling her class the story of the Good Samaritan. She asked the class, “If you saw a person lying on the side of the road wounded and bleeding what would you do?” A thoughtful little girl broke the silence with, “I think I’d throw up.”
DID NOAH FISH? – A Sunday School teacher asked, “Johnny, do you think Noah did a lot of fishing when he was on the Ark?” “No,” replied Johnny, “How could he with just two worms.”
THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD – A Sunday School teacher asked her young class to memorize one of the most quoted passages of the Bible, Psalm 23. She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter. One boy couldn’t get past the first line even after much practice. On the day to recite the Psalm in front of the congregation Ricky was so nervous he stepped up to the microphone and said, “The Lord is my shepherd and that’s all I need to know.”
UNANSWERED PRAYER – The preacher’s five-year-old daughter asked her dad why he always bowed his head for a moment before starting his sermon. “Well, Honey,” he explained, “I”m praying to the Lord to help me to preach a good sermon.” “How come He doesn’t answer?” she asked.
TO PRAY OR NOT TO PRAY – Sunday dinner was at Grandmother’s house and after everyone was served, little Johnny began to eat his meal at once. “Johnny, please wait until we say our prayer,” said his mother. “I don’t need to,” the boy replied.” “You know we always say a prayer at our house,” his mother reminded him. “That’s at our house,” Johnny explained. “But this is Grandma’s house and she knows how to cook.”
SAYING A PRAYER – While praying over a person who was suffering gas pain, I closed the prayer with, “And, Lord, help him to remember that this too shall pass.”
Does God have a sense of humor? I hope so.
The merits of a smile passed on, the joy of a hearty laugh shared in a conversation between friends and foes,(especially foes) adds to our wholeness a people, Did God withhold them, Joyfully no. Yes God has a sense of humor and wants us to use it to better ourselves and our world. Now how do I get this silly grin off my face when it pervades my being, I guess I just have to leave it to catch the attention of someone who needs uplifting.It could be my old “Boy Scout Good deed for the Day”. Hope someone notices.
Why are you wearing a silly grin, Murland?
From your jokes of course.
Whew.. I’m glad. Sometimes it’s iffy to speak of God in the same breath as jokes. Glad you approve. 🙂
Very cute. So glad Noah didn’t use the worms.
I also. Great to “see” you again, Roger. 🙂