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Devotion - September 10, 2019

1 Corinthians 1:21 – 25

For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling-block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.

Devotion by Rochelle Lofstrand

This week we enter into the theme of ‘storms’ as part of our Creation experience this month. Today’s scripture probably did cause a storm among the first listeners and readers of the Bible. The message of Christ, plainly delivered, ever has been a sure touchstone by which men may learn what road they are travelling - the ‘Way’. I can’t help but make comparisons to ‘storms’ and human foolishness. As I watch the rubble of the Bahamas on television, I see the impact of nature/creation and the fallibility of humankind. I think today’s scriptures remind me that God is wiser and stronger than me. I am so thankful for that! Through God, all things are possible.


God, I pray today for the casualties - lives and homes - in the Carribean. The power of storms is something we are having to continuously learn. In the midst of the storms in our lives - literally and figuratively - I pray for guidance, love, and grace as I navigate these waters. AMEN

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