The Flood is over and the ark has landed. Noah lets all the animals out and says, “Go forth and multiply.”
A few months later, Noah decides to take a stroll and see how the animals are doing. Everywhere he looks he finds baby animals. Everyone is doing fine except for one pair of little snakes. “What’s the problem?” says Noah.
“Cut down some trees and let us live there,” say the snakes.
Noah follows their advice. Several more weeks pass. Noah checks on the snakes again. Lots of little snakes, everybody is happy. Noah asks, “Want to tell me how the trees helped?”
“Certainly,” say the snakes. “We’re adders, so we need logs to multiply.”
Heather shared this joke with me the other day, and I promptly shared it with my class too. Sometimes sharing lighter things like jokes can show students that faith is appropriate for every aspect of their life, and it doesn’t always have to be profound and serious. It gives students a chance to see religion in a more relatable way.