It’s a great ability to be able to laugh at one’s self. But to do this means acknowledging that some of my actions and thoughts are pretty foolish. We don’t often want to do this. I can see God laughing at us though. A lot of the things we chase after or worry about are pretty foolish. God is not looking just at individuals, but the whole of His created world. Take time today to read Psalm 2. “Why are the nations in an uproar and the peoples devising a vain thing? The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers take counsel together against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, ‘Let us tear their fetters apart and cast away their cords from us!’ He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them.”(vss.2-4) Much of what is happening in the world today is foolish. It is so far from the desires God has for mankind. But just like a parent dealing with a foolish child, He cannot let it continue forever. Verse 5 says,”Then He will speak to them in His anger and terrify them in His fury,…” This is anything but a laughing matter. Prophetically, the Psalmist speaks about the coming of God’s Son to rule the earth, and gives a plea to the nations. “Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth. Worship the LORD with reverence and rejoice with trembling. Do homage to the Son…”(vss.10-12) Being able to laugh as one’s self is necessary. I fear that, as nations, we have lost that ability.