The late leader of the Vineyard movement, John Wimber, told of seeing a man walking around his town wearing a sandwich sign which said, “I’m a fool for Christ. Whose fool are you?”
At first, he thought it odd and then it started making sense.
To a non-Christian friend, it may seem foolish to raise hands in worship, to be faithful to one’s spouse, to pray for a sick person, to give your finances to the Lord. However, in the eyes of the Lord, foolish things can be wise. What better way to love the Lord than to worship Him?
When Brian started raising his hands in our old Baptist church, I wondered what had gotten into him? Foolish? Or wise? Loving the Lord is not foolish.
I once was on the worship team in a Japanese Vineyard conference singing phonetically in Japanese. Foolish or wise? I did special music at a Japanese church because they asked me to and they didn’t get many visiting pastors and leaders. I probably butchered the language. Foolish? Well, they seemed to appreciate the fact that I tried.
If we are going to do things that seem foolish sometimes, let them be for Christ.
I’m a fool for Christ. Whose fool are you?