ONCE A HARD-WORKING Egyptian king, named Amasis II, was approached by his advisors…
“Your Majesty,” they said, “people are talking. They think a king should sit in state on his throne and be a symbol of dignity. They don’t think he should tell, or laugh at, funny stories.”
King Amasis replied, “When an archer goes into battle, he strings his bow until it is taut. When the shooting is over, he unstrings it again. If he didn’t unstring it, it would lose its snap. It would be no good to him when he needed it.”
With that perfect metaphor, the monarch dismissed his wise men, and went off to listen – and to laugh.
“He who is of a merry heart has a continual feast” (Prov. 15:15b).
“God loves you and I love you and that’s that way it’s gonna be!” – Mike