Don’t Be Ridiculous

by Ray Reuter on March 20, 2014


Ridiculous means to be absurd, preposterous, laughable, farcical. I particularly love this piece from “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young. Imagine God looking down on you and saying …

I am with you and for you. You face nothing alone—nothing! When you feel anxious, know that you’re focusing on the visible world and leaving me out of the picture. The remedy is simple: Fix your eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen. Verbalize your trust in Me, the Living One who sees you always. I will get you safely through this day and all your days. But you can find Me only in the present. Each day is a precious gift from My Father. How ridiculous to grasp for future gifts when today is set before you! Receive today’s gift gratefully, unwrapping it tenderly and delving into its depths. As you savor this gift, you find Me.

Grandson Calvin (pictured) is currently prompting me to recall this thinking. Whenever he does something foolish or silly, he says … “Calvin is ridiculous” and laughs at himself.

I read these words and also laugh at myself thinking how silly I often am — being anxious about things outside of my control, worrying about the future, trying to make things “perfect.” God chuckles … “Ray, don’t be ridiculous. Savor the gift of today. If I am for you, who can be against you? Chill out and rest in me.” Now we are talking sense! ツ

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