Stories, thoughts and reflections on the Bible from the WSFC Staff.

Hello Friends: 4.4.13 – Pause

Hello Friends,

April Fool’s Day has always been one of my favorite times of the year. If you know anything about me, then you know I like to joke around. I can dish out a prank with the best of them. As a matter of fact, it’s been a life-long mission of some of my best friends to “get me” on April 1st.

This, of course, can NOT be done.


April Fool’s Day is also special because Denise and I had our first child that day. He just turned 20. Wow. How time flies.

When I think of April Fool’s Day I’m always drawn to the scripture in Psalm 14:1 that says: “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.‘”

A person who says “there is no God” is technically an atheist. Most of you reading this devotional are not likely to ascribe to the title of atheist. But I wonder how many of us, myself included, are “functional atheists.” This means that we ACT as if there is no God. This may involve things such as:

1.  Worrying all the time.

2.  Trying to fix problems on our own.

3.  Depending upon our own limited wisdom.

4.  Getting through each day based on personal effort.

5.  Forgetting to think about or talk to God.

I encourage you to PAUSE a few moments today (and every day) in order to give God space to speak and lead.

Don’t be a fool:  we need him badly!

It’s been said:  In him we live and move and have our being (see Acts 17:16-29 for more on this).


Pastor John