2017-07-28 - God & Dorks
Originally Published 2006-06-20
A couple weeks ago,during Vacation Bible School, I was roaming the halls of church for a quiet moment - when one of the older kids told me I was their home skillet.
So then I tried thinking of something to say back. Visions of pots and kettles calling each other black flashed through my brain. I began to think that maybe I should tell this girl that she is my home pan or perhaps a nice wok. As you can tell, I did not know how to respond. I wasn't sure if being a 'home skillet' is a good thing or bad thing. I didn't know whether to feel complimented or insulted. Was this preteen patronizing me with witty banter in front of her peers, or what?
I didn't have a clue. "Well umm okay - thanks," I said. I felt like a dork.
I imagine many of the teachers didn't speak the language of the younger generation, either. Perhaps we were just dorks; nevertheless, we dorks got something right. We talked about Jesus, and in our one-week VBS, a few came to know Jesus as their personal Savior.
See, God uses dorks to get to those who know it all.
It even says so in the Bible. 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
Praise God, I am a dork. Won't you be one, too?
All scripture references from KJV unless otherwise noted
All scripture references from KJV (King James Version) unless otherwise noted