Monday, November 21, 2011

Just A Laugh

OK, even though I’m from Texas and a presidential candidate is, too, this is NOT to be construed in any way, shape or form to be an endorsement of anything more than this one quote, from November 19:
"If you want to see God laugh, tell him your plans"
With that I can agree, whole heartedly.  First, God must have a sense of humor.  Have you taken a close look at some of the animals He created?  Even besides humans, some of His creatures are designed for laughter. Star Trek’s tribbles had to be based on the cute kittens that curl up against us, purring their way into our hearts until they are ruling our homes. Mine, I think, have inherited memories of when their ancestors were worshipped in Egypt.  I think they expect the same.

How about human babies? God has to have a sense of humor to give us these crying, messing, spitting, wetting bundles of joy that we coo at as though they could possible understand. Why do pro-abortionists  speak of viability outside the womb when these wrinkled containers of loud cries can’t survive without daily care and feeding? And, we love doing it.

Have you ever laughed at children’s plans? Before she was five, my First Daughter decided she would walk the mile from our house to my parents.  This was in a city, not here in the country where a neighbor may be a mile away. I knew her plans were laughable, but instead of doing so to her face, I explained that she would have to pack her clothes, because she would need them when she got there. I also explained she would have to pack a lunch.  It was nearly lunch time and she would get hungry before she got there.  Before lunch-making was finished, her plans had changed and the bag remained unpacked.  But, we’ve laughed over those plans for years.

Why would God laugh at our plans? Because we can’t consider all the ramifications or results, and He knows them, all.

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. (1 Corinthians 2:9 KJV)

Christ knew what was ahead of Him when He prayed in Gethsemane. He knew the cross stood before Him, and after that came the return to what He had always been.  Yet, He prayed that it might pass – three times, the same request:

He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. (Matthew 26:42 KJV)

Even when we believe we are in God’s will but aren’t, and especially when we know we are not, we think we’re doing the right thing.  It feels right. We want it.  Many times, we’ve asked for it. And, perhaps God laughs, knowing that when we do walk with him:

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (2 Corinthians 9:8 KJV)

Maybe we think we need more than sufficient?  Do we want God to laugh at our efforts, or smile while we're accomplishing His will.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Grammy Blick -

    My hearts desire is that our Lord will delight in my devotion to Him and that He will help me to be steadfast with Him firm unto the end. May He move upon many more people to do the same.


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