One of the chapter in the book “The Anxiety Cure” talks about ways to promote serotonin and GABA which are the happy messengers in human’s brain. In chapter 15, Dr. Archibald D. Hart illustrated how humor, laugh, and maintain a positive outlook influence human’s physical and mental health. He provided ways to help us to have an attitude of humor which most of us already know, such as read humorous book and comics, take time to play a prank, and to highlight humorous point in a difficult situation. They are all good suggestions and people usually follow those ways to entertain themselves. However, if you are very interested in looking for humor, there is a book that you should also look into. That is the Bible. Lots of people might feel surprised, but there are actually many funny stories in the Bible as well.
Most of people think Bible is a somber book and people should read it with a serious attitude, because it is the word of God. However, God actually have revealed his humorous and fun character in several places. For instance, when God promised Sarah that she would give birth to a child at an old age (Genesis 18), Israelis ate meat in the desert (Numbers 11), Samuel anointed Jesse’ youngest son, David instead of his tall, strong, and intelligent brother (Samuel 16). Beside all the humorous history, Jesus, the son of God also showed his fun character when he came down to the earth. He enjoyed having party with people he loves, because the wine was almost gone in the wedding banquet that Mary asked Jesus for help. They must have a lot of fun that Mary did not want the guests to leave (Mathew 17). Moreover, Jesus talked about faith can be strong enough to move mountain. Jesus also said that adult have to return to be a child in Mathew 18, and in John 6, the miracle of Jesus feeding five thousand men and after that, he proclaimed that he is the bread of life and told people to eat him. The humor of God is not only present in some of his works but also his words.
Article about jokes in the Bible