Monday: March 12                                            

1 Corinthians 1:18-25

            For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

             Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.

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            The first thought that came to mind after reading this passage was platypus.  The next thought came while driving home last night; when a sense of “where am I?” came over me. It reminded me of getting lost, even though I had driven the same route for the last year. As we are journeying to the cross this season, why not find some time to get lost.

            Once in a while, when I’m in a new place, I remember to get lost in order to be found. Getting lost may seem like a silly way to start a journey, but I met one of my best friends because I got lost and needed to find my way. “May I help you,” are sweet words to the lost, just like the cross is to the saved.

            Our wisdom is as foolishness. Maybe getting lost is a bit of Godly wisdom this Lenten season.

O Creator of the platypus,

lead us to the cross with a sense of wonder in our lost state;

granting us a wisdom beyond our foolishness.

Rev. Dawna Watkins

Bluefield, WV

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