Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining that these paintings are objectionable. I’m sure each of them in their own way, captures a part of who Jesus is. But what I never see is a picture of Jesus laughing. I mean, head back, eyes shining, mouth opened laughing. At least until I saw this one.
I may sound mad, but I want to worship a God that knows how to have a good laugh. That’s why I love this picture of Jesus so much.
Why is Jesus laughing? Did one of his disciples Peter just tell a joke? Was Peter the joke? Did Jesus punk one of his friends? Please, leave your ideas of why you think Jesus would laugh.