Okay, my husband has officially been told that his jokes are "dad jokes." Do you know what that means? Well, if you have a teenager, you probably do.
Dad jokes are well ... how shall I put it? Dumb. Yep, they're just flat out dumb. And, my husband has taken "dad jokes" to an all new, Olympic-sized level.
The other night after dinner, he rubbed his stomach and said, "Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and all that is within me." Then, he looked at our teenage son and said, "Get it? Get it? All that is within me?" He chuckled and thought he was just hilarious while Connor rolled his eyes and sighed, "Dad joke."
So, you get it, right? But, when Phil used that Scripture as material for one of his dumb dad jokes, it made me think — "Oh brother, maybe dad jokes do have value?"
It made me think of how often I say "Bless me, Lord," instead of "Bless the Lord."
The scripture really says, "Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and all that is within me..." not, "Bless my soul, O my Lord!"
It's easy to mindlessly utter the "Bless me, Lord" kind of prayer, isn't it?