Hey guys! Good afternoon.. I know many of us would choose to disagree completely with my subject today. I’d also been in the same position. Like nooooo… Life’s not funny. To be quite true and exact, it’s unfair, it is hard, it is difficult, it is all the difficult things you’d think of to describe it. But I’m choosing today to look at it from Mother Angelica’s (May she Rest In Peace) perspective. Life, IS FUNNY!
You know when we read the Bible, we will understand truly that the Lord has created us to be joyful. To laugh! For example the Bible says in several scriptures:
Psalm 30:5- Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
Job 8:21- He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting.
Genesis 21:6- And Sarah said, “God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me.”
I like the last scripture especially. Even our good Lord knows that life is funny and we should laugh through it. Sarah was old. She was past her menopause. She doubted highly that she would be able to give birth to a child at her age, but instead of getting surprised at the matter, SHE LAUGHED! Well God knew it sounded queer, He knew she’d laugh but He always intends for joy and not the opposite. So even if Sarah laughed, still the Lord brought His promise to fulfillment.
We are of course asked to laugh with moderation. We just can’t laugh anywhere and anyhow. That’d translate to something else. But its positive. Imagine of situations that have weighed you down. Loss of jobs, a broken relationship, missed opportunities, rejection, and so much more. All of these are serious but in the end when we have overcome, we laugh over them in remembering just how we were while in them. We laugh not because they were less serious to think about, but because overcoming them and being filled with joy is what comes after.
You know when we also pray to God for something and He gives us something totally different, we should appreciate and laugh because, He gives us what does us so much good. Everything shall pass and at the end our portion becomes joy.
It is never too serious. It is harder that way but better and easier when we laugh over it. Well I guess we now all agree with my late friend, Mother Angelica. LIFE IS FUNNY!
From my heart to yours! 🙂