The above image comes from Ramone over at Art for Jesus – in Japan. This week I had a bit of a wake up call as I realized I was falling behind in my studies and that I need to double my efforts. I also need wisdom, and I when I saw this, I found it to be a beautiful reminder — built right into the very language I’m struggling to learn! — of where real wisdom comes from. As you can see, in Japanese, the word for “wisdom” comes from combining two kanji meaning “know” and “grace”. And if we want true wisdom, we need to know God’s grace.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” – James 1:5 (NIV)