I enjoy activities that include laughter - why doesn't this happen more often in my life? Playful humor is truly therapeutic for me.
However, my humor so easily becomes “sophisticated.” Child-like humor is out of style. My humor as it “matures” often becomes cynical, sarcastic, or analytical. Where did my laughter go? Where is the wide-eyed, playful humor that I had as a child?
Sometimes my “spiritual maturity” follows the same path as my “humor maturity,” becoming likewise cynical, sarcastic, or analytical. With bruised emotions, a broken heart, and a soured soul, the freshness and simplicity of my faith fades. I forget that I am a child—God's child. Rushing into His arms I can find peace and laughter and walk away with a child-like faith again.
Let us grow in humor and faith as we continue on our journey together in child-like humility, sincerity, awe, and laughter.