Humour is fun, right ? God loves to see us laugh !
There is also humour which God considers to be sinful. Let me give you an example.
A few years ago, I helped organize a special evening devoted to “Christian Unity”. The weather was calling for snow that evening, and Newfoundlanders are notoriously afraid of driving in the snow !
Nevertheless, it did not snow, and our time of unity and celebration came to pass, and there was a very good turnout.
Just when it was time to go home, ‘Marisa’, stuck her head out of the door and announced :
‘Is it ever snowing outside!’ Everyone was upset, and ran to the doors and windows, only to find out that Marisa was ‘joking’, or lying. Not one snowflake was falling !
This is the kind of deceptive joking, or lying, that God does not like. Proverbs 26:19 tells us about how angry God is when Christians think it is acceptable to play ‘pranks’ on each other.
Marisa, the prankster, left the parish soon after, and told no one where she was going.
Beloved, let us not stress each other by playing ‘pranks’ on each other. God loves humour, but only the kind that edifies. God does not enjoy stressful humour !
Pictured is my water glass, which reminds me that older people are generally less thirsty than their younger friends. We need to keep sipping water to support our health.