Playing the Fool

1 Corinthians 1:18

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

Well, it’s the week we Victoryites look forward to all year long. We anticipate it like a second Christmas, at least those who love preaching do. I’ll not lie to you and tell you that every member of Victory Baptist Church are like minded, else there’d have been more of them there. But it was well attended and the best part was, other churches came too! And that blesses my soul because that means we’ve looked beyond the labels on our doors and looked to the cause of Christ which is why we should be there. To edify our souls and encourage our spirit for a special time in the Lord. I chew the fat of tent meetings for literal years. The Sermons are the crème de la crème and it’s a special time for our community.

Last night Preacher Roger Carter brought the message and as I tried to video him live for our Facebook audience he was everywhere! I told him I thought I had whiplash! If you don’t believe me, tune into the video on my “Shari Hardway Johnson” Facebook account. But you might want to take a motion sickness pill first. It was crazy! Crazy for Christ Jesus. Roger preached with abandon! He has such a heart to see souls saved and lives changed because he has yet to forget what it was like pre-salvation, nor has he ever gotten over the zeal of salvation.

So this morning when I read 1 Corinthians 1:18 my heart longed to be as zealous as my brother when it comes to telling others about Christ. The truth of the matter is we are who God formed us to be, inside and out. But there should be a fool in all of us for the cause of Christ Jesus. Not a fool for the sake of being silly, but a fool willing to let loose of the concern of the opinion of man and just let God have control.

Someone once coined the phrase, “Let go and Let God.” Well, Roger did last night. The fires been lit, I pray it keeps burning long after Tent meeting is done!