“For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.” ~ 1 Corinthians 1:25

By some divine scheduling quirk, April Fool’s Day falls right in the middle of Holy Week this year. And that seems perfect.

Everybody expected the Messiah to be born in a palace. He was born in a stable.

Foolishness.

Everybody expected God would recruit the best and brightest minds to preach his good news. Instead he went down to the fishing docks and got the first guys he could find.

Foolishness.

Everybody expected God to send a warrior king to storm the city on a horse. Instead he sent a Prince of Peace on a donkey.

Foolishness.

Everybody expected Jesus to outwit his accusers with a sharp wit and verbal acumen. Instead he was silent.

Foolishness.

Everybody expected God to send down angels to save his son from a humiliating death on a cross. Instead Jesus died.

Foolishness.

A foolish end to a foolish kids’ story.

But it wasn’t the end.

Three days later Jesus rose again. Not long after, he ascended into heaven.

All that foolishness was now shown to be nothing short of perfect.

God’s plan did not rely on human status or human wisdom or human strength. Otherwise we might think we can earn our own way.

It’s not about us. It’s all about God. It’s foolish, and it’s supposed to be.

I’m glad God chose the foolish to shame the wise. And I love that he loves a fool like me.

Happy April Fool’s Day!

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