Bring joy and laughter into your Christian walk. Being a dour Christian does nothing to improve your witness.

“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.” Luke 15:22–24 (niv)

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,” Ecclesiastes 3:1–3 (niv)

Does Jesus laugh?

There are certainly signs of His sense of humor. Parties and festivities were important in the Bible. He attended the happy affair of the wedding in Canaan and told the parable of the celebration the father threw when his prodigal son returned home. Joy is mentioned dozens of times in Scripture. I also like to think God smiled when He created the platypus.

Jesus is God but when He walked on earth He was also completely, utterly human. Why wouldn’t He laugh? We are made in God’s image and we have been created to laugh. It is a natural and innate thing we humans do. There’s not a happier sound than that of children laughing. Surely Christians are meant to laugh, to be joyous and to celebrate the Savior who loves us.

FAITH STEP: Bring joy and laughter into your Christian walk. Being a dour Christian does nothing to improve your witness. Let the joy of salvation that you feel on the outside, spill onto your lips and into your smile. You are saved and going to spend eternity with Jesus! Smile!

Written by Judy Baer

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