In 2016 … The ‘World’ is still foolish
Happy New Year! I pray that you have had a blessed start to the 2016 calendar year, and it is filled with hope, blessings, and opportunities for faithful service to our Lord!
In preparing the message for our first chapel of the new semester, I was reading through verses from 1 Corinthians, specifically 18-31. What continued to strike me was the prevailing theme of that God has made foolish the wisdom of the world. Verses 20-25 say this:
“Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.”
I began asking myself where I thought the world was luring me into a false sense of wisdom, and where God was trying to shed his light to my path. That is a question that continues to ring in my head, and I pray that on some level, you wrestle with it, too.
Serving in a high school setting, with teenagers all around, I understand the pressures that a world of foolishness presents to our young people. I know that some are not new, and I know that some are presented in a different way, but all can detract a young person from their focus on God’s love for them and his desire to have them with him in heaven. It’s true, even though we turned another calendar year, the foolishness that is in the world still exists — but the good news is that God and his wisdom, love, and mercy haven’t changed either! In a nutshell, that is why CLHS continues to exist! In all things, we hope to bring students and their families to a closer relationship with Jesus: through education, co-curricular programs, and spiritual formation programs.
May God continue to bless our efforts to that end, and ultimately instill his grace and wisdom in our hearts and at the center of this place!
God’s blessings … and GO CADETS!
Following His Lead,