My phone rang this morning as I still lay in bed.
It was my grandson telling me that he could not find “mommy” anywhere.
“What?” “Mmmm…Where could she be?”
“April Fools” was his 3-year-old response.
I laughed and warned him to be on the look out because I’d be playing some kind of trick on him later today. He should be on guard!
During the very same phone call he and his brother wanted to see my dog using face time.
I told them she wasn’t here.
Looks of concern and confusion crossed their little faces until I said April Fools.
As we still continued to face time and he was showing me his toy cars, I mentioned that his pants were falling down and then that his sock had fallen off.
Both times he stopped talking to check and correct the clothing mishap.
It never dawned on him that again I was going to say “April Fools”, even though I had warned him earlier in our conversation.
The irony of this does not escape me.
This is me and I’d guess you on a regular basis.
We know what truth is.
We know the consequences of walking away from the truth
And yet we fall for Satan’s illusions time after time after time.
Pushing past the speed limit…just this once…and then the siren goes off.
Purchasing that item…even though you know it wasn’t budgeted for.
Perhaps this time…it will be different.
Speaking the words you know will start an argument…and yet for the thousandth time you somehow imagine that you will be able to convince that person you are right.
And the argument escalates.
Insisting on your rights, which in the long run aren’t your rights at all.
You get the picture.
Satan loves to spin things so that we are tricked, fooled, and better yet put to shame.
And if we bear the name “Christian”…it shames Him too.
May we practice and walk in wisdom today.
Have fun with your little April Fools jokes today,
But beware of the ultimate deceiver that desires to sift you like wheat
“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat.”
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding”
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”