What makes you laugh? While on the surface the answer seems obvious, the science of laughter is actually quite complex. Certainly humor can trigger laughter, but so can nervousness or simply the laughter of others. The area of the brain that controls laughter also controls breathing and many of our involuntary control mechanisms.
We often laugh in response to things that don’t fit with what we think should happen. Our experience often functions as a predictive grid for anticipating what will happen in any given situation. When we expect one thing and then something else happens — when our scripts are broken in a non-threatening way, laughter is a common response.
Sarah had heard God’s word of promise, regarding a son, for a quarter of a century. But her experience did not seem to square with God’s promises. All of a sudden, when all possibility of fulfillment through her own womb or that of another is past, angelic messengers arrive with a precipitous birth announcement. What is her response? Laughter.
Join us this Lord’s Day, July 16, as we examine Genesis 18:1-16 and consider how God graciously confronts us when are struggling with unbelief and with the apparent disconnect between God’s Word and our expectations . We meet from 5:00 – 6:30 pm in The Commons at St. Andrews Anglican Church at 8300 Kanis Rd in Little Rock. Click here for directions.
Come with a friend you and join us for fellowship and conversation. We look forward to seeing you there.