April 1, 2020: Just a Bit Clueless
Did you know that the spaghetti crop in Italy may not get harvested this year because of the Covid19 lockdown? Nobody can go to work and harvest it from the spaghetti trees…
I’m hoping you noticed the date…April Fool’s. But that was actually a famous April Fool’s prank by the news station in England, the BBC. In 1957, they ran a story about the spaghetti crop as a joke–and quite a few British people called to ask how to grow their own pasta. Some other famous pranks from history–in 1996 Taco Bell said they were buying the Liberty Bell as a way to help the US debt–even some senators believed it. In 1962, when tv’s were mostly black & white, a Swedish news show told viewers that if they watched through panty hose, they would see it in color… may Swedish people fell for that one.
Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.Proverbs 28:26 (NIV)
It’s one thing to fall for a good April Fool’s prank, but it’s another to just be foolish. God warns us to ask for wisdom many times in the Bible–it’s something He values and wants us to aim for. Not just being smart–wisdom and knowledge about God, his word and our faith.
All this also comes from the Lord Almighty, whose plan is wonderful, whose wisdom is magnificentIsaiah 28:29 (NIV)
Dear Lord, Give me a heart to seek out wisdom. Help me to learn more about you, to read your Word, and to grow stronger in my faith. Amen.