Psalm 2:4, “The One enthroned in heaven laughs.” Isn’t that a great verse? God has a sense of humor. God laughs! Have you ever seen the face of an orangutan? God thought that one up! That proves he has a sense of humor. Do you want to be more like God? Learn to laugh!
If you’re not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don’t want to go there.
Grace creates liberated laughter. The grace of God…is beautiful, and it radiates joy and awakens humor.
What pleasure! What healing is found in sharing a long and hearty laugh with a good friend!
There are also many expressions which may provoke a smile: but let it be remembered that every man has his moments when his lighter feelings indulge themselves, and the preacher must be allowed to have the same passions as his fellow-men; and since he lives in the pulpit more than anywhere else, it is but natural that his whole man should be there developed; besides, he is not quite sure about a smile being a sin, and, at any rate, he thinks it less a crime to cause a momentary laughter than a half-hour’s profound slumber.
Mirth is God’s medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it. Grim care, moroseness, anxiety – all this rust of life ought to be scoured off by the oil of mirth. It is better than emery. Every man ought to rub himself with it.
It is pleasing to God whenever thou rejoicest or laughest from the bottom of thy heart.
One of the great blessings of church, for all of its imperfections, is the gift of a genuine laughter – a laughter shared and bequeathed to us by our perfect Father. This is a laughter that we will share in even greater measure when all the sorrow is gone and every tear is wiped from our eyes. One day, like the captives many years ago said, we too will sing:
We are like those who dream. Our mouths are filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. It is said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” Yes, the LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:2-3