Watching the news has always been a rather depressing way to spend time, in my opinion. I think we do need to be informed, and not completely naive about what is going on in the world around us. But to watch endless reports of the devastation in Texas, Montana, Oregon, California and now Irma bearing down on Florida is more than I can handle. Hearing the child abuse, animal abuse, and murders that are occurring relentlessly saddens me greatly. I feel as though I cannot do anything…other than pray. And we are told to pray without ceasing. So whenever those news reports enter my head, I do pray. I also pray that if there is another way for me to help, God will point me in that direction, and I will be willing to go without question.
So, today, as I was checking my Facebook, someone had posted a video of Tim Hawkins. For those of you that are not familiar with him, he is a comedian, that also writes songs, sings and plays the guitar…very well. He is also a Christian. I appreciate his comedy because it is clean, and not filled with the language and the inappropriate content that so much comedy is today. Something does not need to be filthy to be funny.
Our first introduction to Tim Hawkins was about ten years ago when our children were at Word of Life in Schroon Lake, New York. I believe our oldest three children were there for the summer program, and they met up with another family there with three children as well. Long story, short…our two oldest girls ended up marrying the two sons. How does this apply to Tim Hawkins you ask? David and Jonathan are a bit on the funny side as well. They did some wonderful parodies of Tim Hawkins’ songs…and we spent a couple hours laughing until our sides hurt.
Times are difficult, and they will be. God has given us a heads-up in the Bible. But we are also told to have hope as Believers, and to focus on the good in every situation. So, here’s a bit of comic relief. I do not own the rights to this, and I’m sharing from YouTube. My goal is to laugh with you, in appreciate of what Tim Hawkins does. After all, laughter is the best medicine! Enjoy, and have a great Wednesday!