A country boy heard that the circus was coming to town. So on the day it was to arrive, he was standing on the sidewalk when a train pulled into the station, the circus rolled off, and a parade moved past him to travel to the empty lots where they would set up their tents. As the parade moved past, the boy was overjoyed to see the magicians and musicians, the acrobats and jugglers, and the animals and other center ring acts. Last in the parade was a clown. The boy ran up to the clown and asked “Who do I pay?” Realizing that the boy misunderstood what was happening, the clown said “Pay me.” So the boy handed over his money and went home.
Just as that boy missed something, mistaking the parade for the circus, Dudley Rutherford missed something in God Has An App For That. He missed 6 verses in James! This means that as we look at those verses today, I will be sharing just MY thoughts about how to download a spiritual app to be about the process of what I have titled as “Alleviating Foolishness.” As I do so, I invite you to return to the image of the circus. At first, it may seem like the ultimate image of foolishness. But the circus can actually teach us lessons. The circus can help us walk with God. The circus can help us share God’s love. To see how, let’s use Rutherford’s God Has An App For That imagery, and download several circus program modules.