Might sound really strange – but he does that brilliantly, and you find he is on the mark.
There are so many kinds of laughter. An insulting laugh, a laugh of superiority, a nervous laugh, a bemused laugh. An abusive, cruel laugh. Does God laugh? He does in Psalm 2. It’s a laugh of amusement at those who think they can come against God and defeat him.
But it a laugh of love, one in which God realises he has the care and compassion to disarm his enemies, win them with his love, and sit down in fellowship with them around his table. Redeemed, restored, able to look back at the past as exactly that – gone!
I don’t know how you picture God. Sometimes we don’t realise we carry odd, unhelpful ideas that need exposing to the light to realise he isn’t like that. And to share his amusement at our perceptions. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free, no longer to be subject to a yoke of slavery. Slavery to sin, false ideas and fruitless practices.
God doesn’t want to tell you off, but to disarm you, and allow you to enter into the joy of his laughter. It is far too serious not to!