“The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ “ Psalm 14:1
I miss “February Follies.” Do you remember “February Follies?” We would usually gather ahead of time in the Fellowship Hall for a delicious meal and conversation around the table. Following the meal we’d move into the Sanctuary and enjoy some time of sharing antics, foolishness, fun and laughter. And a good time was had by all! If you remember the Follies I’m sure some particular demonstrations of frivolity come to mind. Who comes to mind? What is the most memorable act, skit, demonstration, etc. that comes to mind for you?
I’m convinced, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that God created us to enjoy humor, to laugh, go act silly, to be kind of foolish from time to time. It seems good for the soul, good for our emotions, just good for our whole being! Playing, acting silly, and enjoying a good laugh should be a part of our whole life. I’m sure Jesus laughed a few times when He spent time with the disciples.
But “the fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’” There is a difference between enjoying some harmless foolishness and being a fool. Think about it for a moment. If a person truly believes in their heart that God does not exist then how is that going to affect their view of life? Their philosophy of life? How is that going to affect their understanding of the value of human life? What or who will form the standards, values, and moral compass for their life? If, for them, there “is no God,” then how should they live their life?
I admit that I can’t be totally objective as I reflect upon this, because I am a devout Christian; but for me the life of a fool sounds very bleak and meaningless. I like having fun but I don’t want to be a fool.
Alive in Him!