Devotion – Laughter provided by Phyllis Watkins
Last Saturday, we lost one of our saints – Phyllis Watkins. The family found in her Bible the some jokes that must have tickled her. So, today I’d like to share those jokes with you. I hope you get a good laugh – Thanks Phyllis!
Ole is the pastor of the local Norwegian Lutheran Church and Sven is the minister of the Swedish Covenant Church across the road.
One day they are seen pounding a sign into the ground which read:
The end is near!
Turn yourself around now!
Before it’s too late!
As a car speeds past them, the driver leans out his window and yells, “Leave people alone, you Scandinavian religious nuts!”
From the curve they heard screeching tires and a big splash.
Shaking his head, Rev. Ole says, “That’s the third one this morning.”
“Yeah,” Pastor Sven agrees and then asks, “Do you think maybe the sign should just say, ‘Bridge out’?”
It was Palm Sunday but because of a sore throat five-year-old Johnny stayed home form church with a sitter. When the family returned home, they were carrying several palm fronds. Johnny asked them what they were for.
“People held them over Jesus’ head as he walked by,” his father told him.
“Wouldn’t you know it,” Johnny fumed, “the one Sunday I don’t go and he shows up!”
A kindergarten teacher was walking around observing her classroom of children while they were drawing pictures. As she got to one girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.
The girl replied, “I’m drawing god.”
The teacher paused and said, “But no one knows what God looks like.”
Without looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, “they will in a minute.”
An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and he tuned to her and said, “Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”
The little girl, who had just started to read a book about Jesus, replied to the stranger, “What would you want to talk about?”
“Oh, I don’t know,” said the atheist, smiling smugly. “How about why there is no God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?”
“Okay,” she said. “Those could be interesting topics but let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff – grass. Yet a dear excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?”
The atheist, visibly surprised by the little girl’s question, thinks about it and says, “Hmmmm, I have no idea.”
To which the little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified to discuss why there is no God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death, when you don’t know crap?” She then went back to reading her book.
Thanks Phyllis for the smile you put on our face today, and all the smiles and blessings you gave us over the years.
~ Pastor Dan