God's Got Jokes...
I was having a “moment.” It doesn’t happen too often anymore, but they come. A few summers ago, I was having a moment. I was driving down the street absently munching on some fries while my heart cried out to God. I mean I was WHINING y’all!!
God, I haven’t gotten any male attention for months. What’s the problem? What’s wrong with me? Did I hear you wrong? I mean give it to me straight, Lord. Do I have the (gulp) “gift” of singleness after all? I mean, I’m no beauty queen, but I’m certainly not ugly. I just don’t get it, Daddy. I may as well be invisible blah, blah, blah…. I managed to come out of my pity party just in time to notice that the light ahead had turned read. So I stopped, of course, still looking pitiful mindlessly eating my fries.
That’s when I heard a raspy voice say, “You got any fries for me?” I looked to my left in the direction of the voice and found myself face to face with this old guy (honestly, he was like two years younger than Moses!) beaming at me with all his tooth showing (yep he only had one tooth in his whole head and I found myself wondering for a split second how he would even eat a French fry…but I digress!) Thanks be to God the light changed before I had a chance to do more than smile back.
Instantly all the self pity drained from my body and was replaced with “righteous” indignation. Guess God’s purpose was served because at least I wasn’t whining anymore! Again I found myself talking to God. God, you KNOW that is NOT what I meant!! That’s not funny at all! I mean why whenever I come to you do you send the oldest man you can find? Are you mocking me? I think this qualifies as cruel and unusual. Quite frankly I fail to see the humor…
That’s just one of many examples of the kind of jokes God plays on me from time to time. I still fail to see the humor, but judging from the reaction I get whenever I tell the story, I figured I’d share and give you a laugh today. Go ahead and have a laugh on me – literally! Sometimes I can almost hear all of Heaven yucking it up in the background too. Ok, so maybe it is a kinda funny… Hey, it’s good to be able to laugh at yourself.
Have a great day all!