Day 5 –  Scripture and Prayer for Lent

“For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” – 1 Corinthians 1:18

Lord, the world just doesn’t get it. When I speak of Your cross and the salvation found through its work they find my words foolishness. They think serious followers of Yours are fanatics.They find our faith in Your blood sacrifice offensive. Thank You that the preaching of Your cross is the power of God. Thank you that the message of Your cross changes lives, that it changed and is changing my life. Thank You that those who meet You at Your cross are never the same. Thank You that it doesn’t matter that the wise of this world find the cross foolishness. You have made their wisdom to be foolishness by what you’ve done in countless  lives through centuries. Thank You that my life is one of those lives. In Your Name I pray. Amen