I keep seeing humor in Christ’s replies to the Pharisees and nay-sayers. He says things similar to “what he said” or “you said it”, and is sharp as a whip in His replies.
A lot of scripture also does not speak as much to emotion as it does to action and choices (which is an education to me about our faith being about our choices not so much our feelings), so the sub-plot of how people felt and any peripheral goings on is not reported. Because of this void I often find myself seeing humor in places all through scripture.
In our daily lives, I think that having a sense of humor is very helpful, but I often make the error of allowing my humor to stray into areas that come rather “naturally“ to me because it plays in thought paths that were very well traveled before I started down a less natural and more super-natural path.
Excellent perspective Maria! God created humor and we feel it's not been well utilized in showing people our true God, that He's not just the God of "Thou Shalt Nots", but also of great joy, love, laughter, and all kinds of things we don't attribute to Him. It's easy to put God in the box of King James speaking, and pontificating as we "think" a deity would. While we do owe God our utmost respect, awe and wonder, It's my belief He is also tender, caring and joyful in ways we often don't consider Him to be.