November 14, 2009
For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 1 Corinthians 1:25
I can't prove it, but they say humankind's search for knowledge ends up with a warehouse of books and papers being published every day.
That's what "they say."
Well, I don't know if they're right in what they say, but I am sure there is so much raw information being produced it's impossible for any one man or woman to digest it.
This is why it's refreshing to note that over the years a number of books have been published that contain only blank pages.
One book, published in Belgium, carried the humorous title, The Memoirs of an Amnesiac.
My personal favorite was one published in 1929. The year is important since the book, filled with blank page after blank page, was entitled, What I Know About Wall Street After 14 Years Experience.
If we are honest with ourselves, we have to admit we really don't know very much at all. Even worse, most of us are pretty sure the facts of which we are sure of today will probably be contradicted tomorrow.
This is one reason I find joy in being a Christian. I may not know a lot, but I do know the Son of God, the Savior of the world, has redeemed me. Sent by the Heavenly Father as a divine act of grace, Jesus gave His life so I might have life.
Because of Jesus, believers know they are loved by God.
That's why, as we live our lives, no matter how ignorant we may feel about other things, we can rest assured we have that one thing needful: we know Jesus is our crucified Savior and our risen and ever-living Lord.
From a devotion originally written for "By the Way"
THE PRAYER: Dear Lord, there are so many things in this life I do not know, that I will never understand. Let my ignorance be a daily reminder of how much I need and depend on Your love, Your wisdom, Your Son. This I ask in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
Pastor Ken Klaus
Speaker emeritus of The Lutheran Hour®
Lutheran Hour Ministries