Matt.2:1,2 – Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”

Have you ever been on a fool’s errand? If you ask some people that’s all my life has been, wasting my resources on something that has no value. That’s the way secular academics actually view Jonathan Edwards. They recognize the genius and the power of his words but they say something like “what a shame he wasted his energy and intellectual power on ancient pipe dreams that have no relevance”. That’s the word we have to understand, relevance. Relevance means important to the matters at hand. So what the natural man really believes is that God’s kingdom is irrelevant to this world and using our time, talent, and finance on God’s kingdom is a waste of time. That brings us to today’s verses and to the wise men. To many these men were wasting years at a great expense on chasing a “fool’s errand”. Have you been accused of anything like this? If you are following Christ, especially if you are talking about calling and ministry, you will definitely be accused of this fool’s errand thing. How would I know? This has been my life story, chasing heavenly dreams and not focusing on earthly kingdoms. Here is a Christmas poem I wrote this year about the wise men from the East. Hope you Enjoy !!

FOOL’S ERRAND

THEY SAID IT WAS AN ERRAND FOR FOOLS

IN OUR HEARTS WE KNEW IT WAS TRUE

NO WISE MAN WOULD FALL FOR THIS SORT OF NEWS

BUT TRAVELING SO FAR WE FOLLOWED THE STAR

COULD IT BE OUR PLAN WAS CONFUSED?

WE WERE HUNGRY FOR SOMETHING BRAND NEW

THE DESIRE OF THE AGES

WE HAD FOUND IN THE PAGES

THIS WAS SOMETHING WE JUST HAD TO DO.

THE STORY HAD PAST THROUGH THE YEARS

THE PROMISE WOULD TEMPER OUR FEARS

THE SAVIOR WOULD COME

HIS WILL WOULD BE DONE

GIVING BIRTH TO HIS KINGDOM VOLUNTEERS

OVER FIELDS AND MOUNTAINS

THROUGH DESERTS AND FOUNTAINS

TO THE CITY OF DAVID WE CAME

THE SAVIOR WAS BORN

ON A BRIGHT WINTER’S MORN

FOR US IT WAS GOD’S BRAND NEW DAY

2 thoughts on “ERRAND FOR FOOLS”

  1. Love this! The errands of men, allow me to turn that around towards prodigals, I have first hand knowledge having become one, only to be rescued and restored again. This word “errands” came to me as a warning, to be precise, it came to me as “running little errands for my flesh”. To me this also is a pandemic currently. It doesn’t get the “breaking news” headlines, but go to a church when they meet and see the empty seats, see the 15,30 & 45 minute late arrivals. I’d rather you hot or cold, but if you’re luke warm…..
    I do however find great comfort in the fact that those that remain have enjoyed overflowing out pouring’s and are being prepared to receive a great harvest of answered prayers, prodigals, religious, and atheist with everyone in-between. Heed the warning, don’t be running little errands for your flesh.

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