Many know that I am a staff writer for the website GotQuestions.org, and earlier this week I received a question that I wanted to share as well as the answer that I provided. Do we really understand the Savior we worship? He is not only everything that we need, but He experienced EVERYTHING we do so He may truly call us “friends”. That level of intimacy and knowledge ought to encourage us to face whatever issue is in front of us, even with joy because He knows our very thoughts!
Does Jesus have a sense of humor?
Jesus came to this Earth to experience every emotion that we experienced so in dying for us, He could truly say that He understands. Since Jesus is God and He created us – therefore since we have laughter He must have it as well! The Bible does not record where Jesus sat around telling jokes and laughing with the Disciples … but consider this:
When you are with your closest Believer friends, is there not laughter amongst you? Can you imagine 13 men spending 3 years together and there never being laughter?
Second, we are indwelt with the Holy Spirit and one of those fruits of the Spirit is … JOY (see Galatians 5:22-23)!
Therefore, since we have Joy, and we are made in the image of Christ, most certainly the logical conclusion can be made that there was laughter, joy, and even some joking among these men that Jesus said this about (John 15:9-17): “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit —fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. This is my command: Love each other.”
This shows the intimate relationship He had in teaching these men and my friend, you cannot be that close with someone with cracking a joke or two!! God bless you as you continue to study His Word! ~ Rev TJ Conwell