|Apr 27, 2017||Twinkle and a Wink|
|Apr 26, 2017||Terrifying Beauty|
|Apr 25, 2017||River Seeds|
|Apr 24, 2017||Turtles and Apple|
|Apr 23, 2017||Ink Me on Your Palm|
|Apr 22, 2017||Useful|
|Apr 21, 2017||A Prayer for the Warrior|
|Apr 20, 2017||Not Good|
|Apr 18, 2017||Neither, Nor|
|Apr 17, 2017||Hot, Hot, Hot|
|Apr 16, 2017||The Light is Real: Easter|
|Apr 15, 2017||Pebble Minded|
|Apr 14, 2017||A Child Leads Them|
|Apr 13, 2017||Banned by the Church|
|Apr 12, 2017||Fred|
|Apr 11, 2017||Keep Moving to the Center|
|Apr 10, 2017||Sunbeam|
|Apr 9, 2017||1 Corinthians 13|
|Apr 8, 2017||Daughter Gone|
|Apr 7, 2017||Eat, My Coat, Eat|
|Apr 6, 2017||Comic God|
|Apr 5, 2017||Old Town Canoe|
|Apr 4, 2017||Turning a Furry Cheek|
|Apr 3, 2017||My Ship's Coming|
|Apr 2, 2017||Blame Game|
|Apr 1, 2017||Preble Street|
Title: Comic God
Date: April 06, 2017
Mr. Duck swept down from the sky with his webbed feet outstretched, expecting a water landing on our pond. As he touched down on thin black ice, he lost his footing, landed on his bottom, spinning around as he slid and then slowed across the ice. Finally, he came to a soft stop against the tall brown grass on the pond’s bank. Unhurt and collecting his wits, he stood; looking surprised, he shook his feathers like a cartoon duck. Brrrrrr. He waddled two steps and then, craning his neck to eyeball his feet — he skated — left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot, over to the far edge of our pond where the midday sun had melted the surface making a slick of water that must have looked deep to Mr. Duck. He wanted a swim so he skated over, stopped, lifted his tail, and thinking it was water, jumped in. His brown breast bounced on the ice. Looking twice as surprised as before, he shook his head as if asking, “Whaaaaat … (the duck)?”
God is a comic. God gave us ducks. Ducks make laughable cartoon clowns — Daffy, Donald, and Aflac® agree. God has clowns, too. They might dress in suits or jeans, but these clowns of God bring merriment to faith from their inner joy of being in God’s Grace.
The children’s book, The Clown of God*, by Tomie DePaola, is for clowns of all ages.
Let’s Pray: Dear God, make me laugh today. Give me joy. That’s my prayer. If not today, then tomorrow, or the next tomorrow; I won’t stop praying for laughter and joy. Amen.
Here’s a Thought: God, give me joy.
1 Corinthians 3:19 (The Message Bible): “Be God's fool that's the path to true wisdom.”
*dePaola, Tomie. The Clown of God. 1978: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.