Hurricane Humor: Keeping Joy
"I've been saying for the past 40 years, 'Honey we are going to clear this house out. We don't need all this extra junk.'
I've been the 40 year broken record that my husband can't seem to toss out. 'Course I'm too wiry to stop spinning. Plus I'm the stronger one in this relationship. But you didn't hear me say that so shhh...
So yeah, when we first got married and got way too much: 'Honey, we are going to clear this house out.'
Then when we had our kids: We don't need all this extra junk.
When we became empty nesters and really packed it all on. You get the idea.
And then we just kept getting more and more. Finally, I think with our house being the only one on this street to get flooded, I think God was saying 'Alright. Enough of that.' HA!
It's like we were wrote into our own 40 days and 40 nights legend, ain't it honey?
Hey, maybe they can teach about us old pieces of work in Sunday School. What ya think? HA!
I know, I know. Most people won't go making jokes right now. But I can't help myself. I just gotta laugh. Or, you know, see the good stuff."
Arguably the hardest thing to experience in the remenants of catastrophe, like Hurricane Harvey, is joy. But what God shows us is that even in the middle of the bad in the story, seeds of good are planted.
I believe humor is one of those seeds. Meant to be shared, to encourage, to bring a smile. And to remind us that no matter the loss, pain and struggle, (and even with some much worse off than others), we can see the good. And we can get through.
Zephaniah 3:16-17 CEB "On that day, it will be said to Jerusalem: Don’t fear, Zion. Don’t let your hands fall. The LORD your God is in your midst—a warrior bringing victory. He will create calm with his love; he will rejoice over you with singing.”