Is she a fool? (by Andrea Thom)

Is she a fool?

Andrea Thom


Is she a fool whose FEET walk paths of exhaustion and drudgery, to bring freedom to those who lay stuck in the mire of their own folly?

Is she a fool whose TIME forgoes succulence, to mourn with the friendless, weep with the unlovely, and banter with the simple?

Is she a fool whose TALENTS find use in stays so desperate, thankless, and lonely, that no visible gain is rewarded for the effort? 

Is she a fool whose HANDS become those that feed the lame, whose LIPS shout the untold story to the blind, whose EMBRACE preaches Christ to a soul lying cold within a broken body and mind? 

Is she a fool whose EARS are tuned to the singing of the saints in the eternal expanse, whose HEART delights in the sword of truth that rebukes and restores?

Is she a fool whose MIND is so rich with the words of Christ, that little else is uttered? 

Whose PHYSIQUE is so laced with the integrity of Christ, that it becomes quite forgettable? 

Whose SPIRIT spills out the compassion of Christ, that little else can describe her?

Is she a fool whose whole LIFE is so hidden in Christ, that no ambition is too rooted, no ability is too revered, no relationship too intimate, and no luxury too pleasing, to be forfeit for His sake, regardless of the discomfort? 

Is she a fool who at the moment of death, feels her heart quicken with delight rather than distress, so as to finally behold His GLORY?

Oh indeed she is not a fool, when on that great and glorious day, He exclaims, “Well done, my GOOD and FAITHFUL daughter!  Receive the REWARD and PRAISE you have earned in the city gates.

For her CHARACTER has become so deeply embedded into His own, that she has become quite undistinguishable from Christ Himself.

 

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 “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds of things above, not on earthly things.  For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ, who is your life appears, then you all will appear with him in glory.”  Col 3:1-3 NIV.   

 

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”  1 Corinthians 1:18 NIV.

 

“…A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” Proverbs 31:30b NIV.

Andrea is a wife of 8 years to her shining steed Darren, mom to three beautiful children – Brody (5), Elyse (3), & Iain (1), and works casually as an Occupational Therapist.  She’s passionate about studying scripture, discipleship, global evangelism, and ministries involving women, seniors, or human trafficking issues.  Her favourite moments typically involve a good laugh with friends, great conversations into the night, and anything involving chocolate.

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