Dear Creator God, I am in awe of all you have made – the morning sun, the majestic mountains, and the shimmering seas.
The Bible tells me we are created in your image. I cling to that promise when I wear the mask of piety or struggle to be loving.
When I kiss my granddaughter’s neck and tickle her tummy, she erupts with a glorious giggle. Her infectious laugh causes me to wonder: if you are THE creator, does that mean you also invented giggles? Do you giggle?
You waved your hand and the universe was born. You designed the order of stars and planets and how things on earth grow and multiply. We stand in speechless amazement of your handiwork yet I think this innovative time was full of joy for you.
Did you smile when you developed the prototype of the elephant and decided to exchange its long tail and short nose with a short tail and long nose?
Did you kick up the dust with a cheering skip with when you threw like Frisbees, not one, not two but multiple rings around Saturn?
Were you thrilled to paint the faces on pansies or punch holes that look like cheese on the moon’s surface?
Did snickers erupt among the angels when they first saw shape and color of pineapples, the bouncing dance of dropped cranberry or tasted the tart, juicy lemon?
Were you in a happy zone forming the long graceful tendrils of the jelly fish or fabricated other fish to look like horses or stars?
You created and blessed us with joy.
Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them. Psalm 111: 2
Lord I ask you for the spirit of silliness when I sink into self pity, the gift of giggles when depression weighs heavy on my heart and the light of laughter when my eyes only see dark. You know the right time to send these gifts. Help me find the warmth of your smile and remember you created everything, including giggles.
LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious says
I love this image of Jesus too! I’m sure that he giggles along side of me when I can’t find where I parked my car in the parking lot and then find it after a few seconds etc… I can think of many other things but it would take up too much room.
Thank you Jeanie for making us creatively think with your creative writings. You are very gifted that way.
I have always known that God laughs. We laugh and we are made in His image, so He must. I love the pictures of the laughing Jesus. I love to think of myself in heaven laughing with Him.
Jean Wise says
Thanks Karen and Amy for your nice comments. I wouldn’t have written this post if it weren’t for Karen’s challenge. How fun it is when we risk trying something new!
Amy De Trempe says
This was a great post and I loved how you used the five words.
Oh, Jeanie. I adore this. I love the random imagery you wrote. Yes, I DO believe all that is from God and he does laugh! I was touched, and this will bring joy to my day. Love ya!