Why the Bible Tells Some Tragic Stories Comically

Recently, J. D. Greear wrote about the way that biblical authors often use humor to tell tragic stories. These stories, and their humorous retelling, point us to consider the day when we face God. Here’s an excerpt:

One day, when we stand face to face with our God, we will be able to tell the most broken parts of our story with our heads held high. God’s resolution to our pain won’t erase it from our past, but it will give us the strength to tell that story without tears. As C.S. Lewis once said, God’s presence will make the worst of human experiences seem as fleeting as one bad night in a cheap hotel. Or as the Apostle Paul put, our present sufferings aren’t even worth comparing to the glory that God will reveal in us.

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