Come Be a Fool!

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January 22, 2014 by lellielieb

“Let no one deceive himself.  If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may be wise.  For the wisdom of this world is folly with God.”

I Corinthians 3:18-19

These verses were part of my reading for today and they reminded me of a song by Michael Card.  It’s a powerful song, hard to take in at first, but full of Truth.  It’s too good not to share.  It’s called “God’s Own Fool.”  Look it up on YouTube and give it a listen.  Here are the words:

Seems I’ve imagined Him all of my life
As the wisest of all of mankind
But if God’s Holy wisdom is foolish to men
He must have seemed out of His mind
For even His family said He was mad
And the priests said a demon’s to blame
But God in the form of this angry young man
Could not have seemed perfectly sane
Chorus
When we in our foolishness thought we were wise
He played the fool and He opened our eyes
When we in our weakness believed we were strong
He became helpless to show we were wrong
And so we follow God’s own fool
For only the foolish can tell-
Believe the unbelievable
And come be a fool as well
So come lose your life for a carpenter’s son
For a madman who died for a dream
And you’ll have the faith His first followers had
And you’ll feel the weight of the beam
So surrender the hunger to say you must know
Have the courage to say I believe
For the power of paradox opens your eyes
And blinds those who say they can see
Chorus
So we follow God’s own Fool
For only the foolish can tell
Believe the unbelievable,
And come be a fool as well

 

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