Several years ago my son-in-law asked me the question, Did Jesus have fun? Of and on it has popped into my head and my answer would have to be that of course he had fun. What do you think? This would be the perfect forum to do the survey I’ve been planning for years. Write me a comment about your thoughts on the matter.
In Deuteronomy 24:5 there is a very interesting command: “If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.” Wow! If this was practiced today I’m sure the divorce rates would go way down. Guys, God wants you to make your wife happy! And in the process she will be a great source of happiness for you.
So, what makes you happy?
Kids make me happy. Being around children can ease your burdens (I thought I’d said not to carry burdens but leave them with Jesus!) and make you laugh. Sarah, my one-year-old granddaughter, will giggle just by the sake of being in my lap, and boy does it feel good to laugh with her. “A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken” (Prov 15:13).
In Scripture we find many references to happiness, joy, cheerfulness, contentment. “Happy are the people whose God is the LORD!” (Ps 144:15). That is the greatest source of happiness!
So, what do you think Jesus did for fun? We’ll get back to talking about this. For now, I want your input. Do you think he tackled his younger brothers and had a wrestling match with them? It seems like that would be fun for a bunch of teen-agers. Did he tickle his little sisters and laugh with them to his hearts content? Did he go on a fishing excursion with his dad? Would he have enjoyed a day helping Mary out around the house? Did he hang out with his buddies? So what do you think he did for enjoyment? Let your imagination run wild because whatever you think made him happy, is what will make you happy.
To write these blogs and to check out the graphics that show how many people are reading them makes me happy, very happy. At present, that is about the most fun I have. Since I can’t get out and be doing “stuff,” this makes me feel connected from the south to the north. I have readers in Peru and Bolivia and I have readers in Sweden, I’m hoping my friends in South Africa will be following along, and then of course there is all my readers in the United States. So why shouldn’t I be happy? This is great fun.
While you’re pondering the question about Jesus and what he might have done for enjoyment, have some fun. Enjoy your day. It will be as happy as you make it! And don’t forget to get in on this survey. I’ll post the results as they come along.
Have a happy fun-filled day!