Foolish Me

When I was a tot and couldn’t walk without holding someone’s hand, my mother told me I could walk all by myself.  I was foolish enough to believer her, and since then I have been walking everywhere on my own.

When I started school and couldn’t write my name, my teacher convinced me that I could learn to write.  I was foolish enough to believe her, and now I am writing this.

When I was fifteen I wanted to learn to drive but was afraid to try.  My brother told me he could teach me.  I was foolish enough to believe him, and now I have my own car.

When I was seventeen I fell in love with a wonderful young man.  He told me he would love me forever and never leave me for another.  I was foolish enough to believe him.  We have been married for 56 years and he is still telling me the same thing.

When I was 12 Jesus told that He loves me, has loved me forever, will love me forever, and will never leave me or forsake me.  I was foolish enough to believe Him.  He has been true to His word through all my life during good times, bad times, and worse times.  I thank God that He has used my foolishness to show me His wisdom.

“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight.  As it is written:  ‘He catches the wise in their craftiness’, and again, ‘The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile’.”  1 Corinthians 3:19-20

“For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know Him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.” 1 Corinthians 1:21