Megan, my wife, is involved in a ministry at our church called Married People. It’s a great ministry that seeks to make marriages better, and periodically throughout the year they do an event called Married Life Live. At these events they do games, ask questions couple answers and somebody teaches a lesson on marriage.
A few Saturday nights ago they had another Married People Live event. Unbeknownst to me, this event was going to make me laugh with tears in my eyes on two separate occasions. One happened before the event.
I went to “use the restroom” (sorry for the potty talk.) Once I finished with my “paperwork”, I walked outside of the restroom and back into the room where the event was held. As soon as I walked in one of the volunteers for the event greeted me with a huge grin on her face.
I asked her what the smile was all about. She then tells me that while I was gone my 5-year-old daughter proceeded to tell everyone and I quote, “Daddy’s pooping.”
I laughed uncontrollably.
Then later that night while on stage Megan and I played this stupid game (Watch Ya Mouth). You put a dentist office mouthpiece in your mouth while trying to say things like “Hippopotamus Poop” (sorry for the second Poop joke in one blog). The other person then tries to guess what word you are saying. Needless to say, there was tons of laughter.
For my family and me, fun is not an option. It is a necessary part of our life; not just because we like to laugh. I believe at my core that fun is a deeply spiritual value.
We are called to live the abundant life. (John 10:10)
The scriptures routinely talk about joy.
God is the creator of our smiles and the ability to laugh.
We, as followers of Jesus, should embrace a theology of fun. Life is stressful. The world is in disarray, and there is always something else to argue about. What if in the midst of all this darkness, we brought joy?
Many Christians believe their gift to society is their ability to be the “moral police”. Anytime somebody does something wrong, they are immediately on Facebook to declare to the world the “wrongness” of others. What if we changed that paradigm? What if Christians became known as fun and joy filled?
In my house, my life, and my ministries I am absolutely, 100%, no doubt in my mind, now and forever committed to fun. Life is too short to not enjoy it. I promise to laugh, tell jokes, and generally enjoy life, knowing that joy is a gift from my Heavenly Father.
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