Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Grace Still Finds Us

“God shouts over the world’s noise that grace still finds us, love restores us and hope's enough to get a little boy home.” – Bob Goff

That’s a tweet from Bob Goff, back in March.  It was about getting a Ugandan boy back home after some pretty horrific things happened to him due to the conflict.  But, out of context, that could be any of us reaching for our relationship with God.  We all have a way of getting off the right path (or being pushed off) and needing to be helped back.  The neat thing is that God is always there to guide us and take us back.

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Week That Will Be

Back in the day, there was a show called “That Was The Week That Was”.  Or TWTWTW.  It consisted of topical skits, based on recent news items.  Some a little risque, all very funny.  This week, we get TWTWB – the week that will be.  

Friday, June 22, 2012

He That Seeketh Findeth….

“When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.”
- Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam
 
That quote was the basis of our last post.  We talked about the benefits of Bible college for gaining understanding about what we believe.  In fact, learning about our own beliefs ought to be a goal for everyone.  Too often, belief structure is based on custom, rather than on someone actually having studied the beliefs and forming real conclusions.  Matthew 7:8 speaks of Christian doctrine when it says, “For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”.  But it could apply to any set of beliefs.  All men ought to understand why they believe what they do.  Or why that should change.  It ought to be both an end point and a starting point for our faith.
 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Pearls Before Swine….

A young lady who goes by the handle of Nasrim M.O.V. on Google+ (who used to use her real last name, but it’s  long and complex) shared a quote that connected with me on several levels.  It’s by Kahlil Gibran in a work called “Sand and Foam”.  The statement reads, “When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.”

Monday, June 18, 2012

Wax On, Wax Off

In 1984, that phrase described a physical motion to learn in Karate training.  Pat Morita played Mr. Myagi, a very down to earth karate teacher.  There was a blog post I read a month or two ago, titled “Without Wax”, that made me think of the phrase.  And the phrase came up again almost two weeks ago in one of my favorite devotionals.  Especially since we just finished a nine part series on our relationship with God.  The principle is well worth repeating.


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Afar Off– Epilogue


Looking at our illustration, again, it’s a photograph by John Vincent, “Sunrise in My Backyard” is the title.  And the thing that struck me about the image was that the source of light was past the horizon, out of sight.  Yet, it lights up everything.  And that speaks volumes about our relationship with God.