The Table of Laughter

Robert Frost once wrote that “If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” He is quite right. But part of that laughter theme only makes sense in light of the resurrection. The promise that Yahweh will laugh at the nations (Ps. 2) is a promise that begins at the resurrection. We could say that the resurrection was Yahweh’s great laughter over evil. And as we approach this Easter table, Yahweh still laughs over evil, and we participate in this glorious laughter when we eat and drink together, for we no longer stand with Mary weeping at the empty tomb, but we stand with Mary as she rejoices in the New Adam who rules over the world.

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