For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. ~1 Corinthians 1:18 NSRV
My friend Samantha recently confided in me that her feelings had been bruised by the actions of a friend. The friend had “hidden” Sam’sFacebook posts from her own page. In other words, she had made it so that nothing Sam posted could be seen by her. When the friend let this slip to Sam, Sam was offended. She asked, “Why did you do that? I thought we were friends… What could I have been posting that was awful enough for you to feel the need to block me?” The friend replied, “I just didn’t like your overall message.”
So, what was Sam’s “overall message”?
Many of her postings on Facebook have to do with Christianity. She talks about the love of Christ, Salvation through Him, and Christian living. Apparently, this overall theme is offensive to her friend.
For some, the message that God exists and is the Salvation for our souls is a foolish one–to some people. They don’t believe.
For those of us who do believe, the Good News of Christ Jesus is a powerful anchor we cling to in the storm. It is God’s power; it is our power. For me, the knowledge that God is the keeper of my soul does more than anchor me…it sets me free!
Father, I pray for those who read this message today. Let them be sheltered from the foolishness of unbelievers. Fill them with your power and set them free in your love. I pray in the confidence you gave when you said, “ask and it will be given to you.” Amen