Ecclesiastes 2:24 A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God,
There have been videos like this popping up all over the Internet. Maybe you have even witnessed it. I know we did one night enjoying an evening at Disneyland. The crowd was waiting for a parade. The parade route was lined with excited kids of all ages anticipating the joy and wonder they were about to experience. Some had been snacking on a favorite treat, enjoying every bite. Some were playing games to pass the time. Some were enjoying talking and laughing and just relaxing in their place. Now, there were a few whose expressions were NOT showing they were in the happiest place on earth! One poor older woman looked downright mad as the kids next to her kept edging closer and closer, invading her space. However, what caught my eye was an older couple, a bit dressed up, sitting quietly on a park bench soaking in the joy and buzz of the gathered parade watchers. Just as I glanced over and admired the big smiles on their faces, a new song came over the loudspeakers. As the song played on, the man said something to the person next to him, got up, and held out his hand to what I assume was his wife. She smiled big and with a twinkle in her eye gently took hold of his hand and gracefully stood. He escorted her to the middle of the street and the two started to dance. The people around them started to cheer. They danced with even more passion, with great smiles on their faces. It was pure joy! Yes, it was a bit crazy and some of their moves did not match their age! They were having a blast and so were all those who watched. Their little bit of crazy made it fun.
Honestly, life can get way too serious, yet truthfully there are some horrible, deplorable, disgraceful and reprehensible things that happen in life. For those times we do need to be serious and walk through them with wisdom and grace. However, there are times to have fun. Solomon, one of the wisest men that has ever lived, wrote this:
Ecclesiastes 3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: …4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
Life is full of moments to capture and experience, and being a little crazy helps usher in some fun, even to have fun at work.
Ecclesiastes 3:13 also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.
Some companies in wanting to create an atmosphere of fun get a little crazy and sponsor “Donut Day,” “Fun Friday Casual Dress Day,” “Hawaiian Day,” and more. I even heard of one company that brought in a taco cart, mariachis, and full on Mexican fiesta, including a piñata! That is a bit crazy, but fun.
See, these fun experiences make the heart glad and that is a good thing!
Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Proverbs 15:13 A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.
Yes, life is difficult and our world is filled with awful happenings, yet there are, and can be, times to be a little crazy and have some fun. It might even help to endure those trying times. How could you be a little crazy today and bring in some fun?
Now, when some people think of church, they think the opposite of fun, but church can be fun, even a bit crazy! So why not try church this Sunday? If you don’t already have a church you attend regularly, we would like to invite you to Cypress Church or any of our branch churches. Our website has all the information you would need www.cypresschurch.net. It would be fun to connect with you!
Looking for some crazy fun along with you,