Did Jesus ever laugh? Did he even smile?
[Ecclesiastes 3:4, a time to weep and a time to (laugh), a time to mourn and a time to dance,]
Laughter, I wonder did Jesus ever laugh out loud? Did he enjoy a funny story or situation? Or was he always sober, straight laced and stoned faced when dealing with people? If when walking with the disciples, if one of them slipped in a mud puddle and fell on his backside, did Jesus laugh? Did he found humor in the simple things that can happen in our daily lives? In Jesus ever come right out with a big belly laugh, the kind that can even bring tears to your eyes because you have laughed so hard?
Little children were drawn to Jesus. Have you eve seen a child go to someone how had a sour puss of a look on his or her face? I have not. Children are drawn to laving, warm people and loving warm people smile and laugh.
God created us in his own image. If we can laugh than then so can Jesus. God also created a duckbilled platypus and a blue footed booby. And how funny is the giraffe with his long neck or an anteater's nose?
These are rhetorical questions, as the Bible tells us very little about Jesus in his day-to-day personal life. Jesus did use humor in his teachings.
[Luke 6:21, Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you we weep now, for you will (laugh).]
In several different books of the Bible, we have verses telling us that laughter is good for the spirit that joy abounds and peace brings happiness. But did Jesus laugh?
A recent TV commercial claims that laughter can add 8 years to your live.
I watched a short video clip about ¯Charismatic-Christians-holy-laughter' and I am not talking about that type of a church service falling down on the floor, howling like animals and barking like dogs. You can form your own opinion of this video. This type of ¯laughter' is not what I am talking about.
[Psalms 126:2, Our mouths were filled with (laughter), our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them.]
All scripture is from the NIV.