Friday, August 27, 2010

God Picks Us Up

Today's Living Faith reflection by Claire J. King resonated with me:

For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. - 1 Corinthians 1:25

Maybe you have to be creeping up on your 50th birthday to "get" today's Scripture. Well, OK, maybe you just turned 30. The point is, there's a bones to aging that the old folks don't tell you about when you're in your teens and 20s, a marvelous, transforming epiphany: God really is in control.

Just pause a moment to conjure up some of life's major screw-ups, humiliating miscalculations, wrecked plans, shameful failings, unspeakable sins. And look! You're still standing! Somewhere along the way, more times than you can count, God picked you up with mercy, dusted you off with kindness and gracefully got you on your feet again.

Our broken, sorry selves. Our wise, foolish, forgiving God. What a pair!

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