Come Laugh with Me @ Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power...

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power…

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Thanks so much for joining me for Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power! It’s great to be with you and sharing some humor with you while sipping from our coffee. Go ahead and grab yours and come on in for what I hope will produce a softened heart and another facet of our amazing Heavenly Father’s Son’s sense of humor, one of His most powerful tools used to soften the heart so He’s able to mold it!

Let’s do a little theological hopscotch on over to Luke, and as you’re making your way over to Chapter 6, let me just give you this little insight: The Gospels are loaded with personality and various interpretations. That one fact alone indicates a sense of humor by our Heavenly Father for He foreknew each of us, what type of learners we would be and how to best approach us with the opportunity to accept or reject the teachings of His Son! They each have something different to add to the events and teachings involving Christ, and this makes these lessons all the more valuable and alive! So as we leave Mark, whose writings are action-packed and highly evangelically motivated, and move on to Luke’s writings, let’s take with us this understanding: I saw something I wrote in my Bible that I want to share with you about the Gospels. The Gospels were written proclamations of redemptive history from theological perspectives!

Now let’s hop back on over to Luke, aka, Dr. Luke, who focuses on the birth of the Christ Child. Before we jump in, though, let’s talk a minute about Luke, because understanding who he was, what he did for a living adds a facet of humor to the reality of the Gospel message. He was a doctor, a scientist, and as a Greek, he was known as a man of detail – thank God, considering he was a doctor, and if he were my doctor, I’d want him to be all about the details, every last one of ‘em!

By the way, did you get that part about being a Greek? He was/is the only Gentile of all the Gospels! The other three were Jews!

What is truly affirming is the way he begins his writings: With the facts, just the facts. In other words, he’s not all warm and fuzzy! He traveled with Paul quite a bit and did a lot of what the news would deem interviewing. He had access to other historical accounts and he was an eyewitness to the birth and growth of the early church. His Gospel, as well as the Book of Acts, is considered reliable, historical documents – huge, huge in the “case for Christ!”

See, Luke picked up on what may seem like a small detail but is actually quite important in the journey with Jesus: laughter! In the midst of the Beatitudes, Jesus Himself promised that those who weep shall laugh. (Luke 6:21) How comforting is that?

But you have to ask yourself, how can Jesus give something He’s never experienced? I am convinced that Jesus laughed, a lot, and He recognized the need for humor and the truth that it is every bit as necessary for us as the suffering and joy. Laughter, therefore, is truly a heavenly gift!

We’ve only skimmed the surface of His humorous teachings, His hilarious one-liners woven into subtle but serious lessons of life. Join me tomorrow for the conclusion of Laugh with Me!


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