Laughing Jesus

By Harriett Klassen

This picture hangs in our bedroom where it is the last thing I see before I go to sleep. 

When the day has been discouraging, depressing and I feel like a failure, this picture reminds me of the scripture in Zephaniah 3:17: “The Lord your god is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”  Rejoice over me with singing?  Wonder what that sounds like. Makes me smile.

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4 comments on “Laughing Jesus

  1. Harriett:

    That is my favorite picture of Jesus. Early in my faith I was really struggling with how serious and severe (legalistically) so many people presented the faith and Jesus. Then I saw Laughing Jesus on the wall of the entry way to a church. It showed me a side of Christ I did not know existed.

    But I had never put that passage with it. Now the picture is finished. Thanks. And see you soon.

  2. Love it! I wonder what the story is behind the painting.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love that verse. My mom used to say it to me every night. Thank you for sharing it with the photograph. Now I’ll remember the verse in a new light.

  4. Andy Hawker says:

    I love this picture so much. It is such a great reminder that Jesus was a human, as well as God. Thank you for sharing it.

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