A first-time prisoner is placed in his cell with a cellmate. Before long it is time for “lights out” and the cell-block becomes dark nearly silent.
Eventually, a voice from across the cell-block cries out “twenty-two!” and everyone breaks out into loud and prolonged laughter. A little while later another voice calls out “forty-one!” and again the entire cell-block enjoys a hearty laugh.
The new prisoner is confused and asks his cellmate what this is all about. The cellmate replies that they have been in prison so long that rather than tell the same jokes over and over, they have assigned numbers to them as a more efficient way to tell jokes. The new prisoner asks if he could give it a try. His cellmate says “Sure, why not tell number eighteen!”
No response whatsoever…..not even a snicker! The new prisoner is confused and asks his cellmate what went wrong.
The cellmate replies, “Some people just don’t know how to tell a joke!”
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing!
Thought for the day
1 Corinthians 15:17-20: “If Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless and you are still guilty of your sins. In that case, all who have died believing in Christ are lost! And if our hope in Christ is only for this life, we are more to be pitied than anyone in the world”
I know for an absolute certainty that I’ll spend eternity in heaven. I can have this hope because Jesus has forgiven every sin I’ve ever committed and every sin I will commit in the future.
Because Jesus has paid for my sin, I no longer have to worry about what happens to me when I die. And the same can be true for you.