It's not very silly after all
Published 1:41 pm Monday, April 26, 2004
In World War II, when America's rubber supply was cut off, engineer James Wright experimented with different combinations of elements to try to create a substitute. He developed a putty that bounced, stretched, and could even pick up newsprint, but was basically useless for anything practical.
It wasn't until some time later that the product was packaged in colorful plastic eggs and renamed Silly Putty. The rest is history! The new toy really took off! Million's of eggs later, Wright's creation was also used in Apollo 8. The astronauts used it to keep tools in place during weightlessness.
What had become described by thousands as "silly" was not very silly after all.
As Christians, we recently observed the milestones of our faith. We remembered the awesome price paid by our Lord Jesus Christ as he died on the cross. Its message of love and deliverance is paramount. It is central to our faith. (John 3:16) It was the greatest expression of love ever demonstrated for all mankind. Yet, to some, the cross was and is considered foolishness (I Corinthians 1:18). The unbelieving and skeptical community made it clear as well in their commentaries about Mel Gibson and the film "The Passion of The Christ." Many questioned his motives for producing the film. Many disputed his historical and Biblical accuracy. Some even ridiculed the event as silly and foolish. What's new? Now, hundreds of thousands of people have paid over $350 million to view the film. Lives have been inspired and changed. Why? Because what may seem silly or foolish to some is not so silly after all.
The cross of Jesus Christ is still a powerful and effective message that changes lives for God and good.
Have you thought about it?
Have you seriously considered it?
Have you embraced it personally?
If you haven't, you can. Think about it! (Psalm 14:1) "The fool" (simpleton, one who has not thought) "has said in his heart, there is no God."
God Bless You.