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Creaky Old Joke – With Apologies

 With the majesty and mystery of God’s vast creation, we can get a little overwhelmed..

 

 

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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson went camping.  After a good meal and a bottle of wine, they lay down for the night, and went to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes awoke and nudged his faithful friend.

There they were, staring up at the stars, and Sherlock asked, ‘Watson, what does this beautiful sight mean to you? What can we learn from this?’

Watson pondered for a minute. “Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, I can see that God is all-powerful and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.

What does it tell you?”

Holmes was silent for a minute, then spoke. ” Somebody has stolen our tent!”

 

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Four Weeks

A Bible study group was discussing the unforeseen possibility of sudden death. “We will all die some day,” the leader of the discussion said, “and none of us really knows when, but if we did we would all do a better job of preparing ourselves for that inevitable event.” Everybody nodded their heads in agreement with this comment.

“What would you do if you knew you only had 4 weeks of life remaining before your death, before your Great Judgment Day?” the leader asked the group.

“For those 4 weeks, I would go out into my community and minister the Gospel to those that have not yet accepted Jesus into their lives.” one gentleman said.

“A very admirable thing to do,” said the group leader. And all the group members agreed that would be a very good thing to do.

“For those 4 weeks, I would dedicate all of my remaining time to serving my family, my church, and my fellow man with a greater conviction,” one lady said enthusiastically.

“That’s wonderful!” the group leader commented, and all the group members agreed that would be a very good thing to do.

One gentleman in the back finally spoke up loudly. ” For those 4 weeks, I would travel from Land’s End to John O’Groats using “B” roads only with my mother-in-law in an old Lada, and camp in a two person tent by the side of the road every night.”

Everyone was puzzled by his answer. “Why would you do that?” the group leader asked.

“Because,” the man smiled sarcastically, “it would be the longest 4 weeks of my life.”

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The Best Joke Ever? (as voted for a couple of years ago)

 Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson once went camping. There they were, staring up at the stars, and Sherlock asked, ‘Watson, what does this beautiful sight mean to you? What can we learn from this?’

Well, Watson thought about it as hard as he could and, finally, he said, ‘Well, Holmes, it means we are all just insignificant dots in a larger whole, and that even though the universe may be unfathomable, there is a larger plan,’ and this and that, on and on, until he was so confused he didn’t know what to think. Finally, Watson gave up and said, ‘What do you think, Holmes?'”

“And Holmes said, ‘Elementary, my dear Watson,'” Lundegaard said. “‘It means somebody stole our tent.”

Sometimes, when confronted with the majesty and mystery of God’s vast creation, we can get a little overwhelmed. That’s where jokes can help us keep our feet on the ground and bring the whole process down to Earth

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