Greetings to you on this beautiful Sunday morning. Have a blessed day in the Lord on the Lord’s day! For all days are His.
I cannot equate my life and my existence and my experiences as something out of the ordinary or of some great consequence. In other words, I’m a nobody. No, no, don’t argue. I really am. And it’s fine. I am somebody with Christ and that is most important. What I mean is that there is little chance my work will ever find it’s way into the great annals of life. It’s okay, I’m not looking for some kind of sympathy or anything like that. Please, follow me here.
I recently was looking for a graphic to use in one of my blogs.Any significant artistry that I use, I like to try and credit the work. It can be rather difficult since some pictures get used so much it’s hard to trace it back to the source. But, in the process of searching for the artists name, I stumbled across a blog that had used it. I began reading the man’s writ and found myself getting confused and depressed.
In our effort to “expositate” all we feel God has laid before us, we sometimes spend much of our time muddying the waters more than bringing out God’s promises and blessings. It’s not the job of the preacher, teacher, apostle, prophet, writer (or whatever category you are in when it comes to showing God to the world) to make the “hidden secrets” of God even more mysterious and difficult to understand.
When we talk about God, we should promote Him, not hide Him in a way that makes us feel superior. I’ve had people tell me they could never write the way I do. And while that makes me feel good, it does not give me license to be something I am not. Let me explain what I saw in this blog.
It was an opinion of one concerning the resurrection of Lazarus. In the end, the writer was more concerned about how awful it was for Lazarus to have to die a second time than about the miracle of bringing him back to life. That the action was selfish on the part of his family and Jesus because they were friends.
I am always just a little “heart sick” when I see this sort of thing. God never meant that moment to be anything less than amazing. And, I guess, more than anything, I never want my blog to be something that takes the crazy amazing things of scripture and turn them into something that becomes critical of God.
God is, was and is forever. His ways are not our ways. The moment we get it all, we’re in so much trouble it ain’t funny! You ever sat down to a meal at a restaurant with someone who just never stops complaining about it all? The prices, the serving sizes, the poor service? This, that and all of it? Too much? Yeah, me too. Makes you want to get up and walk away.
I feel that some can do “Christianity” exactly the same way. And I think that Jesus likely wants to just get up and walk away. So, I am asking my readers to check me on it. Feel free to call me out when I get to complaining here. When I get nit picking about the life Jesus gave me. Of course, I’m not likely to condemn the miracles of Christ. Nonetheless, we must stay vigilant.
I hope you have a miracle infused Sunday!