Welcome my friend! Did you know that God has a wonderful sense of humor?
No?…well He does & today we’ll be looking at some examples I’ve experienced.
First let’s grab our cuppa’s with a little treat to sit back, relax & enjoy a laugh or two!
I’m having a Bush tea blend made from our native Outback plants here in Australia & a delicious gf Apricot almond loaf I baked a little earlier.
We haven’t had much to laugh about over the last year have we! With the pandemic & everything else happening in this World demanding our attention.
So let’s take a little humor break at my expense & enjoy my following hilarious misadventures!
The White Coated Spiders
My misadventures seem to always involve spiders or rodents! And God created both!
And boy, don’t we react when we come across these tiny members of our world! Even mighty elephants react to the element of surprise with mice!
My first hilarious experience with spiders was the following…
We’d had a long four wheel drive through the jungle to the project on Tanna Island’s northern tip to set up a primary health clinic. Thus, Helen (wife of the director of the project) & I both needed to head for the facilities our arrival as it was 3am in the morning.
It was very dark without any electricity or moon light to light the way & the bush “facilities” were outside on the edge of the clearing where the jungle began.
I took my trusty torch & courageously led the way down the path to the “facility” which was a wonky makeshift shed with Helen following closely behind.
As I entered I noticed that our little creepy crawlie friends had taken up residence! They were literally in their hundreds, like something out of a horror movie!
So being the bushie that I’m not, lol, I had come prepared to remove any unwelcome bugs by a white coat method!
Helen hadn’t seen my method before, we then both got a fit of the giggles at my method (me going crazy coating the area in white mist & trying not have any of the fleeing arachnids land on my head in the process)!
At the same time both of us trying to be quiet as to not to wake the building team who were already on site sleeping, which of course only made us giggle all the more!
But the Largest Spider in the world got her revenge!
Another time was when I went out to collect the mail from our mailbox & walked straight into a huge Spider’s web with Mrs Spider landing right on top of my head!
We live on the only road in & out of our village…everyone who drove past that morning saw this ol’ gal doing a frantic involuntary ‘spider’ dance with legs jumping & arms frantically brushing at her head.
Trying to get what seemed to be the largest spider in the world, off her head!
Later when I shared this with my eldest daughter she thought it was absolutely hilarious!
Envisioning her Mama jumping up & down frantically, doing the spider dance! In full view of everyone passing by probably convinced it was the weirdest thing they’d seen in a long time because they couldn’t see the spider!
We laughed so hard our muscles hurt!
Research & God’s Wisdom
Yes, laughter is definitely good for the soul…because it releases joy into our hearts & minds…
“A happy heart is good medicine & a cheerful mind works healing…”
Proverbs 17:22 Refer 2
Did you know that recent research has concluded that laughter has benefits for chronic pain as the endorphins released are the body’s natural opiates!
How interesting! And yet that wisdom was written in Proverbs eons ago…& last but not least…
When I was in my early twenties I lived overseas in Penang, Malaysia with my young family as we were on a Defence Force posting.
And you know what, God used His sense of humor to use an encounter with a clown to introduce me to some amazing women who were to lead me to a personal relationship with Him!
You can read the full story HERE
Can you remember a time when you laughed so hard that it hurt my friend? Or when you saw God’s sense of humor in your life? Please share…
Until next time,
You’re most welcome to join me in The Reading Nook
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