Wondering about Wisdom

Subtitle: An Advent meditation and prayer

Nicodemus, a Pharisee, was righteous in the manner of the knowledge of God’s Law. Nevertheless, he came to Jesus under the cover of night; a symbol of the confession of his ignorance and the acknowledgement of his wonderment.

I, by earthly, social and institutional, standards, am learned and practiced in the fields of theology and ministry. Nevertheless, oft I lie awake at night seeking Divine wisdom in my struggle against the principal question that rages within me: Why, in a world wrought from nothing[1] by God’s benevolent will, does evil dwell?

As Jesus spoke to Nicodemus, he speaks to me: “No one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above…The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know from whence it comes or where it goes. So, with everyone born of the Spirit.”[2]

O Lord Jesus, inspired by the Wind, the Breath of Your Spirit, I am reborn to behold, thus, to know this Wisdom: I am to stand in the light of Your right against the shadow of wrong, so to be an active agent for good, lest evil prosper. Amen.

© 2022 PRA

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[1] The idea of creatio ex nihilo (Latin, literally, creation out of nothing; as opposed to creatio ex materia, literally, creation out of material, that is, pre-existing elements) postulates that God formed the universe from nothingness.

[2] John 3.3, 8

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