Did Jesus laugh when He was here on earth?

downloadHumans were created in God’s image (Genesis 1:26) and because humans have a sense of humor and laugh we know that God does too. Jesus was human in every way. Although the Bible does not mention that Jesus laughed, we know that Jesus experienced happy moments while He was on earth.

Jesus had a cheerful happy demeanor that children (Matthew 19:13) were attracted to Him and He showed them love and carried them in his arms (mark 10:16). Children would not be drawn to a person that does not have a happy spirit and laugh at times.

Even sinners, who were rejected by all, found comfort and joy in Jesus’ presence (Matthew 11:19). Jesus was even accused by his enemies of being joyful (Luke 7:34). And He also explained to John’s disciples that while He was with His disciples, it was not time for them to mourn and fast (Matthew 9:15).

The Bible tells us that, “Jesus rejoiced in spirit” (Luke 10:21). And the scriptures add that even before His great trial and crucifixion, Jesus praised God and “sung a hymn” after the Last supper (Matthew 26:30).

However, Jesus had a very serious mission to accomplish in this world, therefore, He was a man of sorrows (Isaiah 53:3). The Bible says that “Jesus wept” (John 11:35) with those who mourned. He experienced all that mortal men have experienced whether Joy or sadness.

And at the end of the sin problem, the Bible assures us that “He (Jesus) shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied” (Isaiah 53:11). Because of His death many would live; because of His sufferings many would find peace and eternal joy (Heb. 12:2). Christ will be the “heir of all things,” and will gladly share His inheritance with those He has rescued from the hand of the enemy (Heb. 1:2; Rom. 8:17). This will bring the ultimate joy to His heart.

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In His service,

The BibleAsk Team

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