November 30, 2011
Loved this, Caryn! Anyone who doubts God's fun-ness needs to search for pictures of Axolot, Blobfish, Pygmy Marmoset or Dumbo Octopus. Read the story of Jehosophat and tell me that inspiring a king to sendÂ his enemies a singing telegram isn't fun. Jesus inviting himself to dinnerÂ at wee-little-man-in-the-tree-Zacchaeus' house is a perfect example of comedic irony.
The Fun-ness of God - ABSOLUTELYThe platypus, starfish in tide pools, that thin crust of sparkly ice on the puddles on sidewalks.The way babies don't burp until you pass them to the immaculately dressed grandmother.The feeling of wind on your face riding a roller coaster with your child beside you.The t-Rex. Evolutionist or Creationist - The skeleton is still hilarious. Humungous killer body, tooth pick arms. Â Male patterned baldness and the way the hair doesn't disappear. It migrates to the ears and back. In some men the eyebrows.My sense of humour... that gets me into soooooooo much trouble. Is that the Imago Dei? If it is, we may all be doomed.
Excellent! I love it! I'm also glad to hear the point that Christian women might be putting their necks out to act very frivolous or fun. It's a point I hadn't thought much about, but now I will. :-)-Stephen
God created us for his pleasure, which surely doesn't mean a continually serious, possibly dourÂ demeanor! David danced before the Lord in his underthings, a holy fool. We should glory in the abundance of God's blessings. Thank you for reminding us.
I like it! I also think that something of this idea is demonstrated in some of C.S. Lewis' novels, where there's both grandeur and dancing and Duffelpuds.
I love this, Caryn!
I'm sure you've heard, "If you want God to laugh, tell him your plans." I imagine a little boy going up to his father and telling him, "When I grow up, I wanna be a superhero!!" It's amusing. I'm sure we amuse the Lord in the same way.
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