Psalm 2 v 4 “But the one in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them.”
Why are the nations so angry? The Kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the Lord and against His anointed one. But the one in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them.” The Lord said to me you are my son; Today I will become your Father. Only ask and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the whole earth as your possession. Serve the Lord with reverent fear and rejoice with trembling. But what joy for all who take refuge in Him!
Many years ago, someone challenged me to make God laugh. I still ponder on that statement now and then and have tried different things such as finding lighthearted jokes:
Our fourth grader celebrated his birthday on crutches, so he couldn’t carry the cupcakes into school without help. I asked our sixth-grader, Noah, to help his brother carry them in. “I could,” he said, “but I’d prefer not to.” Spotting a teaching moment, my husband asked Noah, “What would Jesus do?” Noah answered, “Jesus would heal him so he could carry his own cupcakes.” —Rachel Nichols
Telling my kids when they were teenagers and on a rant about something that I loved them.
At the planning meetings for CrossWalk, we discuss the pros and cons of new programs and how to get people engaged that we do not know. Does God laugh and scoff at our plans? We need to remind ourselves to” serve the Lord with reverent fear and rejoice with trembling.” We finally conclude that if God wants it to happen it will!
Make today a day to relax with God, and allow Him to give you the attitude you need to love those around you and find joy in all you do as God will provide.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, please give me the attitude I need to serve you today in all I do. To let go of the intricate plans I make that make you laugh and to trust you to be in charge of the outcomes in the name of Jesus. Amen