I truly believe God created my sense of humor even before I was born. I believe my humor and happiness is amplified by God's grace and hope instilled in me through Jesus Christ.
Today is my son's birthday. I love my little buddy. He makes me happy. God has created that same humor in him as He did me. There's no doubt about it. 3 years ago, when he was born, my family was going through some dark days. The church had knocked us down and continued to kick us while down. I almost lost a biblical view of the church, but God continually reigned me in. I still love the church and strive to forgive as Christ does.
During the dark days, God gave us a gift. That gift was my son. He provided a bright light to navigate the darkness. He was a source of joy when we endured days where it was scarce.
There's no doubt that our little man was meant to bring sunshine on a cloudy day. Even now, when I think of him as I am halfway across the world in a war zone, I can't help but smile. He is still that bright light to me during dark days. I praise God for that. I praise God for the reminder that humor, laughter, and joy are meant to be a part of the believer's life. It's how we distinguish ourselves from other in the murkiness of life. It's how we highlight Christ's love.
My son, his humor, and his energy are a reminder of that fact for me. Happy Birthday, little buddy. I love you!