Daily Lectionary Readings for Year A
Genesis 21:1-7 tells of the birth of Isaac. If you ever doubt that the seemingly impossible is possible with God, just read the story of Genesis. The God who creates all things out of the shapeless void brings a future and a hope through the unlikely birth of a child. His name is Isaac. Abraham and Sarah must have smiled when they gave him that name. It means, "He laughs."
Life is hard right now. Perhaps you can find a few minutes to laugh. Find something absurd. Think of a few dad jokes. Read the funnies. Laugh, or help someone else laugh today. Here's a joke:
An elderly woman walked into the local country church. The friendly usher greeted her at the door and helped her up the flight of steps. "Where would you like to sit?" he asked. "The front row, please," she said. "You really don't want to do that," the usher said. "The pastor is really boring." "Do you happen to know who I am?" the woman inquired. "No," he said. "I'm the pastor's mother," "Do you know who I am?" he asked. "No," she said. "Good."
You can find other bad jokes here on the Prairie Home Companion Joke Show. I don't vouch for them, and I don't offer excuses or ignore any inappropriate actions by the host. It does make me laugh, and God knows sometimes I need that.