Laughing Jesus

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“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” says Jesus in John 15:11 (NKJV)

Have you all seen any pictures of Jesus like this? It always kind of strikes me because I grew up being fearful of an austere God. But preachers say God is not mad at us.  Someone asked me, is this when Jesus healed that little girl?  What do you think?

“When He came in, He said to them, “Why make this commotion and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeping.” And they ridiculed Him. But when He had put them all outside, He took the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with Him, and entered where the child was lying.

“The He took the child by the hand, and said to her, ‘Talitha, cumi,’ which is translated, ‘Little girl, I say to you, arise.’

“Immediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age. And they were overcome with great amazement.”                                          Mark 5:39-42

The young woman who recently lost her life is with this smiling Jesus, right now.