People get fed up with the weather; prolonged cold into Spring, snow, bitter winds and lack of sun. So what wisdom can you bring to this weather? A famous Russian writer said this, “People don’t notice whether it’s Winter or Summer – when they are happy.”
Perhaps on walks in the snow you might think, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than you seek.” John Muir did. Another approach, taken by Oprah Winfrey, the American tv presenter – “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” It is clear that the application of wisdom dissolves problems and challenges.
But is Human Wisdom enough? Does the clever person provide the enduring answer? Or do we really need a power of wisdom beyond Human Wisdom? It is true that, as Proverbs says, “A person’s words can be life-giving water; words of true wisdom are as refreshing as a bubbling brook.”
However, there are differences between human wisdom and Godly Wisdom. St. Paul states that worldly wisdom thinks the claims of Jesus Christ to be foolishness. However, to those who are saved by Christ, the same words represent the Wisdom of God. (1 Cor.17, v31).
Again, Scripture simply states, “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” And “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise,” and “ God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things that are mighty.”
Human wisdom or God’s Wisdom?
The choice is your’s. But choose wisely! That is one thing you cannot do about the weather! Pastor Jim Beveridge
WORDS OF WISDOM ARE AS REFRESHING AS A BUBBLING BROOK says Proverbs18 v4, and the theme of the April Squeeze. The activity which drew the most response was to paint a bubbling stream from a choice of pages embellished with the text.
Strangely, the chocolate fountain was of little interest, so the adults on safety-watch ate the marshmallows.
SQUEEZE BREAKFAST happens on the first Sunday in each month, at the village hall, and all ages are warmly welcomed. A simple meal of cereals, fresh fruit and drinks is provided free of charge, from 10.00am until 12.00. Come when you can and leave when you must.
BEACHY HEAD CHAPLAINCY gave us an update on their work recently, which can be heard on our website with other messages.