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Topic: Laughter (10/18/04)

TITLE: Did You Hear?
By L.M. Lee
10/24/04

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Have you ever heard God laugh?

Do they tell jokes in Heaven

About the time two believers tried to screw in a lightbulb?

Or knock-knock who's there?

Or how hot is it?

I have, so many times.

He laughs at my antics,

When I attempt to be god.

Ruling my life from my own throne

Convincing myself it’s me alone!

He smiles at my giving,

Those rare times that selfishness died.

When I thought of others before myself

And gave until I had spent

All He had provided.

He holds His sides

And grasps for air

When I share my favorite corny joke…

What did the snail say when he was riding on the back of the turtle?

….Wheeeeee-e-e-e-e!

He quietly whinces, possibly grimaces

When I step out, way ahead of His grace.

Trip all over myself

Falling flat on my face.

Then chuckles at my spit-fire determination

To never do it again.

I wonder, does He roll His eyes at me and bite His tongue

When He could easily say, “I told you so.”

After the stupid things I have done?

No matter what, He is always there

When I cry,

When I doubt.

When I worry

When I pout!

He hears it all.

Clicks His tongue and shakes His head.

Offers His hand, picks me up, dusts me off and

once again

when I finally set out…to simply obey

For that is all that truly makes

That is how I make

His day!

© 10/24/04 Lissa M. Lee


Member Comments
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Karen Treharne10/24/04
Well done, Lissa. A different perspective and innovative writing. I enjoyed this very much...including the message. Amen. Yours in Christ, Karen
Joanne Malley10/25/04
Lissa,
Very fun. A different way to approach the topic, but then again, you are always innovative!
Jo
Teresa Lee Rainey10/25/04
Lissa, I enjoyed this so very much. I've often wondered if God laughs at me.?? Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone in those thoughts! :^)
Corinne Smelker10/25/04
Lissa, this is lovely. I love how you wrote this too, with plenty of white space, it adds to the impact. (Love the snail joke by the way!)
Lucian Thompson10/25/04
This was great reading…I mean really great! I almost fell in the floor at your favorite joke… What did the snail say when he was riding on the back of the turtle?
….Wheeeeee-e-e-e-e! I never heard that before. It cracked me up.
Christine Rhee10/25/04
This made me smile!!
Rita Garcia10/26/04
Lissa, You have made my day! Love every line, and your favorite corny joke is a keeper! Blessings, Rita
John Hunt10/26/04
Lissa,
Very nice article. Made me think of Psalm 2:4.
Very nicely done.
Mitzi Busby10/27/04
Isn't it great to know we are made in His image and he does have a sense of humor! Great entry.
Marina Rojas10/27/04
This was so unusual and made me think of my God a little different than normal--I really enjoyed this work!
Barbara Ann Smith10/29/04
This gave me a good laugh. I enjoyed it much!
Verlie Ruhl10/29/04
I love the point of view your poem opens up--innovative thinking!
Roberta Kittrell10/29/04
Lissa, Wonderful! Great flow. I've frequently said that God must have a sense of humor, or He wouldn't be able to withstand our going to and fro and the predica-ments we get ourselves in and then pray to Him to get us out of. Very well done. Bobbi
Debbie OConnor10/30/04
Great job! Very fresh and funny. I definitely think God laughs with us - especially when we are finally ready to laugh at ourselves.