Sunday, 22 December 2019

Maybe God Loves A Good Clean Joke Too

There is an awesome chapter in the Bible that deals with the subject of "time." It is Ecclesiastes chapter three. It begins with, "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." Look at that again; "every" activity.

Well, as you may or may not know, aside from the pastoral side of me (Yes, I used to be a pastor), I am also a bit of a humorist; I love a good old fashioned clean joke. I even have a second blog dedicated partly to this other side of me; I call it, The Other Side of Will.

Going back to our chapter in Ecclesiastes three, verse four includes "a time to laugh." I take that to mean that God must love laughter too, and maybe by default, a good clean joke as well. If He created all things and said, "it was very good" (Genesis 1:31), then just maybe, that included the creation of humour.

As such, I have now and then been playing with the creation of memes, most of which are comical in nature. One such meme was featured on this post that I entitled, Laughter Is Good Medicine.

However, the first meme on this post with the clock reminded me of a post I wrote way back in February of 2012: Time: The Great Obsession. Are we obsessed with time? Perhaps we are.

This past year, as I approached my last birthday, I was hit especially hard with the concept of time. No other birthday that I can remember has bothered me as much as this one strangely did. Somehow, I managed to reach my 60's. Shoot, I remember hitting my 30's, half my current age, and thinking I was old. What happened?! 60 years old?! Maybe I too am obsessed with time. Certainly my own personal longevity has somehow managed to find its way to the forefront of my consciousness. Then again, if both of my own grandfather's longevity were somehow relevant (they both lived well into their 90's), then maybe I still have a third of my lifetime yet ahead of me. Time; are we obsessed with it?

So rather than reinventing the proverbial wheel, and rewriting that which has already been written, in closing I would invite you to revisit this post from yesteryear with me:

Time: The Great Obsession

Are we obsessed with time? Hmm, I wonder. Peace and blessings, my friends. 😊

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