Jesus was full of joy and gladness. The book of Hebrews tells us that Jesus was anointed with the oil of joy above all men. If Jesus perfectly represents the Father, then the God of the universe is actually the most joyful being to ever exist.
If our great God is full of joy, if one of the most widely used metaphors in the Bible is of feasting, if Jesus’ first miracle was performed at a week-long wedding celebration, then it’s clear to us that we, as followers of Jesus, should be fun. Seriousness is not a fruit of the Spirit.
Fun is not a concept relegated to kid’s church. Fun is from heaven. At Bridgeway, we want to bring heaven to earth, and having tons of fun is one way to do that. We love to smile around here. We love funny stories. We love to play and celebrate and laugh ‘till our cheeks hurt.
We rejoice because of how great our God is. We celebrate because of the abundant life that Jesus offers. We have fun because it’s who God is.