In my journey to the center
I came upon a gift that drew me to
pause, and then sit down and gaze upon it.
The design is simple and comely.
A light green base color is splattered with
varied configurations of brown speckles.
Two tiny holes are pecked on the
same side and there is a cragged cave-like
opening on the opposite side.
With a sense of awe, I feel a part of
God’s creation and the resurrection
of Jesus, who broke free from the cave.
I wonder about the fledgling
hatched from this particular fragile shell.
How soon before learning to chirp in tune?
Joining in with the nightly Even Song
of wild birds nearby as they sing,
“God’s Eye is On the Sparrow
And I Know God Watches Me.”
Holy Humor Sunday School
Last Sunday the children came prepared with joke books and shared some pretty hysterical ones during our Dyno Kids Humor Week class. We laughed as they shared:
Question: What kind of bird likes hip hop? Answer: A raptor!
Question: What did Baby corn say to Mama corn? Answer: Where’s Pop-corn?
Throughout the past year that we’ve been meeting on zoom for Sunday School because of the pandemic. The kids have shared jokes that may or may not have had anything to do with the topic discussed. The best jokes are ones that come up in surprise moments that have been formed on the spot by the smiling child. Indeed, that’s one of the great gifts of working with children. They are spontaneous, creative, and fun!
Although Holy Humor Sunday is often celebrated on the Sunday after Easter, we still got it in during the Season of Easter. We will continue to celebrate the joy and resurrection of Jesus. Here’s another joke to bring a smile to your face:
Question: How do groups of angels greet one another? Answer: Halo, Halo, Halo!
On this day, we pray for you, that your heart will be open to the surprises God has for you. Trust that God is taking care of you, your loved ones, and the world. Have faith and trust, and maybe you’ll let loose a giggle, or even a belly laugh!
God’s peace and love to you!
Reverend Marta Wheeler