By Tim Wesemann
March is a busy month, including the “march” to Easter. We start with Holy Week, from the Palm Sunday “march” into Jerusalem to our Savior’s “march” to the cross for our salvation. Then we “march” to his tomb and rejoice with the resurrection victory of Jesus! With that good news spilling from our hearts, we can “march” through March with smiles as we serve the Lord and his people with joy!
The Tooth Shall Set You Free to Smile
A volunteer enjoyed taking his young daughter on rounds while serving with an organization that delivers lunch to elderly shut-ins. He noticed how the various accessories in their homes - canes, walkers, and wheelchairs - intrigued his daughter. One day the father saw his daughter staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. She looked at her father and whispered, “The tooth fairy will never believe this!”
They Put the Fun into Funeral
A group of young boys found a dead robin under a tree near the church playground. They decided the bird deserved a proper burial. One of the boys, the pastor’s son, lived across the street. He ran home and collected a small box, some cotton balls, and his mom’s gardening trowel. Upon his return, the children dug a small hole and placed the deceased in the box on a bed of cotton. The pastor’s son was chosen to say the funeral prayers. He cleared his throat and with a booming, serious tone, he said a few words he had heard his father pray: “Glory be to the Faaaather, and to the Sonnn, and . . . into the hole he gooooes.”
From the Police Smile Files
While taking a routine vandalism report at an elementary school, a police officer was interrupted by a first-grade student. Looking up and down at his uniform, she asked, “You’re a policeman and my mom said if I ever needed help, I should ask the police. Is that right?”
“Yes, that’s right,” the police officer told her.
“Well, then,” she said as she extended her foot forward, “would you please tie my shoe?”
One More Smile
A police officer pulled his K-9 police van in front of the station. While gathering his equipment, his K-9 partner barked. A little boy standing on the sidewalk asked, “Is that a dog you got back there?”
“It sure is,” the officer replied. Puzzled, the boy looked at him and then toward the back of the van. Finally he said, “What’d he do?
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