Belly Laughing in Church


Paul writes about a resurrection appearance of Jesus before an audience of over 500 people.
One writer ruminates:
“[Now how would you think] 500-plus people react to an appearance by Jesus, the one who had been crucified and buried?
Would they applaud politely?
(With a proper Presbyterian clap.)
My guess is that 500-plus folks rose to their feet with a standing ovation.
This was the most incredible comeback story of all time.
They would have jumped for joy and hugged their neighbors and probably even danced all around.
These 500-plus folks, because of Jesus, had the best belly laugh of their lives.
Easter had taught the 500-plus how to celebrate.”
We ought to pay attention, don’t you think?