Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe. ~ Proverbs 28:26
April Fools Day...a day in which nonsense abounds, truth seems to go much further, and the hope to temp someone seems to be a challenge.
I must admit, I have fallen for a few April Fools jokes over the years. I can tell you, I'm a gullible soul. Well, sometimes.
Have you ever found that you have been tricked? Not only tricked, but you took the bait, hook, line and sinker?
One of the only times I bought a lottery ticket, a friend exchanged it out with a printout of the results from the day before. Not realizing that he had switched things out, I was looking online and was getting very excited. Every one of my numbers matched!
I can remember getting so excited, and not really believing what I was seeing. Well, there was a reason for that. It was a trick!
While I was busy trying to figure out what to do first, he was off in the corner enjoying the reaction I was producing. Finally, he couldn't conceal the switch he had made, and of course, my ticket had not even one single correct number.
One thing I'm grateful for, is knowing that God doesn't trick us. While the rest of the world may discover that today contains 24 hours to lead you down another rabbit hole, God just simply doesn't find foolishness to be a common practice.
The one thing I have discovered, is that even the foolish person at some point, realizes that God never plays tricks on us.
I'm grateful for that...
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Dear God, don't let my own foolishness trick me... You are always with me, through every moment, and every decision. Help me to be wise enough to know Your voice through each day. Amen.
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.