Our Own Funny “Revelations”

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Dear Reader:

Man has questioned if God has a sense of humor since the beginning of time, but have left it up mainly to comedians to answer it. Jokes, like pointing to giraffes or a platypus, aimed at the audience…question how could God not have a sense of humor when He made them.

However, I came across an article on the same subject and some true encounters with God’s sense of humor left me chuckling. Enjoy!

Does God Have a Sense of Humor?   By Sue Bohlin

My dear friend Holly told me this story:

“One time I was reading a story in which the author tells the reader that God delights in wooing us and that we can even ask Him to give us a love song. After all, Zephaniah 3:17 tells us that He will quiet us with His love and rejoice over us with singing. So why not ask Him for a love song?

“I was thinking about that one day while waiting for my lunch order. I was sitting outside a cafe in the beautiful sunshine, when two girls walked up to the outdoor picnic benches I was at, put down their purses and went inside to order their lunch.

“I smiled at them as they walked inside, and then went back to pondering what kind of love song God could possibly give me. Would He honor the request right away, if at all? Maybe He’d send a bird chirping a beautiful song. Maybe He’d just splash a beam of sun right across my lap. Maybe He’d . . . oh, never mind. It’s just silly to think about these things.

“But . . . the author did say that God delighted to do these kinds of things.

“Well, here goes nothing.

“‘God, would you send me a love song?’ I squeak out meekly.

“No sooner had the words left my lips when this girl’s cell phone started ringing in her purse loud enough for me to hear the ring tone. Over and over again it just kept repeating this phrase from a song by The Doors: ‘Hello, I love you, won’t you tell me your name? Hello, I love you, won’t you tell me your name?’ I laughed and laughed and laughed! That crazy God with a GREAT sense of humor and perfect timing!!”

Holly’s friend Sheila read that story and responded with this:

“God is definitely funny. Just today I was praying that I wouldn’t step on a dead mouse in the attic today, and I ‘heard’ the reply, ‘How about tomorrow?’ I laughed out loud.”

I never thought of God as witty like that, but why not?

This is my all-time favorite, told to me by Angie herself:

When she was mothering three young children, she was struggling with a number of severe stressors when she sensed God calling to her. Literally. In her spirit, she heard Him say her full name: “Angela.” Only her mother and God call her Angela. So she knew He wanted her to do something and whatever it was, she knew she didn’t want to do it.

She heard, “Angela,” and she held up her hand to the Lord and said, “Talk to Moses.”

Some time passed, and she heard His voice again: “Angela.” Again, she said, “Talk to Moses.”

More time passed. And then one day she was cooking dinner, stirring the pasta into boiling water, when she distinctly heard His voice again: “Joshua 1:2.”

Oh boy.

She turned off the stove, told her son to watch his younger siblings, grabbed her Bible and went to her room to read, “Moses My servant is dead. You, however, arise and go . . .”

Now that’s funny. I don’t care who you are!

…………………………..

So until tomorrow….one last laugh to start the day…

SCHOOL LUNCH

The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun had posted a note on the apple tray: “Take only ONE. God is watching.” Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A child had written a note, “Take all you want. God is watching the apples.”

“Today is my favorite day”  Winnie the Pooh

 

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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1 Response to Our Own Funny “Revelations”

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Oh how good our God is…

    On Feb 26, 2017 6:12 AM, “Chapel of Hope Stories” wrote:

    > Becky Dingle posted: ” Dear Reader: Man has questioned if God has a sense > of humor since the beginning of time, but have left it up mainly to > comedians to answer it. Jokes, like pointing to giraffes or a platypus, > aimed at the audience…question how could God not have a” >

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