"My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord" (Isaiah 55:8).
There are any number of ways that that is true. Whether choosing a leader and seeing in someone what we often miss (David wasn't anyone's selection as the next king (except God's) - 1 Samuel 16) or raising dry bones back to life (Ezekiel 37:1-14) or in bringing life out of death (1 Corinthians 1:18-31) or in seeing a blessing in those we often scorn or pity (Matthew 5:1-12), God's ways are not our ways.
Since God's ways can confound his most faithful people, it should not be surprising that God's ways would seem foolish to those who do not know this God well.
We are right to continue to seek this God and sort through his ways and let his ways become our ways and know, through his strange revelation of the cross, the tremendous power and love of God.
Join us Sunday as we consider the surprising power and love shown in the cross during our sanctuary services and as the children provide much of the leadership in The Well, with their and Rev. Cattenhead's message coming from that great Ezekiel passage about the dry bones.
It will be another meaningful day of worshiping God together.
See you then.