Friday, November 17, 2023
Is Our Measure Ever Any Better At Reaching the Light of Life,
than counting our steps in the snow?
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.
1 Corinthians 1:25
For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.
Words of Grace For Today
That God’s thoughts and human thoughts are not the same is obvious, and quite a relief, if you think about it.
If God were to think like humans, with all the evil and shtako humans come up with, we would be in great jeapordy, and that not just as we are now from other humans (ourselves included), but from God. With God’s power that threat would be unbearable, un-survivable, and deadly, even if God did not act out the threats.
When we apply a measure to our wisdom and compare it to our measure of God’s foolishness, that of sacrificing Jesus on the Cross to save all people, if our heads are not buried in the sand or some place else, then we will quickly notice that we humans have a hard time measuring ourselves with any measure that would recognize the greatest power in what we call the greatest weakness, ie. surrendering to death our of love for those doing the killing.
And that is what is so spectacular about Jesus’ story, told over and over, from generation to generation. We start to recognize the sinfulness of our measuring the world, confessing that sin and it’s horrible consequences for all, and turn to God begging for mercy,
We are left each day begging, thanking God for God’s great generosity in forgiving us and renewing life in us (yet again, and again, and …), and learning to sing God’s melodies and harmonies of love and life abundant for all – made possible through our sacrifices.
What’s your measure for today?