But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong. - I Corinthians 1:27 [RSV]
Feeling like you have a checkered history, a colorful past?
Remember the harlot Rahab, who hung a brightly-colored scarlet cord in her window and was saved. Think of Joseph’s colorful coat being torn from his body and dipped in blood as part of an evil scheme.
And within all this, God worked His plan for good.
Lord, there are things we've done wrong and wrongs that have been done to us. Please take us, checkered as we are, and make us a part of Your larger plan.
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