Grace-Filled Encouragement: I Willn’t!

A few years ago my three-year-old liked to talk as if she was 25. She did her best to mimic and emulate our speech. Some of her phrases were just plain funny and many of them took us a while to decipher their meaning.

At one point she used the contraction willn’t. In reality it’s much more logical than the correct contraction, won’t. Think about that. Why do we change the phrase will not to won’t. The letters o and n do not appear in the word will. I wonder who came up with that? Logical or not, won’t is indeed correct.

I find myself questioning God’s logic sometimes. It just doesn’t make sense. I return over and over to 1 Corinthians 1:21-25 and 1 Corinthians 3:18-20 which explain the problem of our logic versus God’s.

One of my favorite singers is Michael Card. The song below is one of my favorites. Praise God for His wisdom, foolish as it may seem to mankind.

Seems I’ve imagined Him all of my life

As the wisest of all of mankind

But if God’s Holy wisdom is foolish to man

He must have seemed out of His mind

Even His family said He was mad

And the priest said a demon’s to blame

But, God in the form of this angry young man

Could not have seemed perfectly sane

We in our foolishness thought we were wise

He played the fool and He opened our eyes

We in our weakness believed we were strong

He became helpless to show we were wrong

So we follow God’s own Fool

For only the foolish can tell

Believe the unbelievable, come be a fool as well

So come lose your life for a carpenter’s son

For a madman who died for a dream

And You’ll have the faith His first followers had

And you’ll feel the weight of the beam

So surrender the hunger to say you must know

Find the courage to say I believe

For the power of paradox opens your eyes

And blinds those who say they can see

So we follow God’s own Fool

For only the foolish can tell

Believe the unbelievable, come be a fool as well

By: Michael Card

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