This captures a days-worth of thought #beenawhile #psalm37 #revisit #smlife #encouragement #encouragementoftheweek #tikal #steps #God #piclab #Godcares #chinup #dontgiveup
We need to do this more often. Maybe I’ll leave little notes with this.
Not long ago I got to hear an interview between Jon Foreman, lead singer of Switchfoot, and Air 1’s Brant Hanson. Switchfoot is one of my favorite bands and Jon’s a figure I look up to. During the conversation they talked about topics ranging from Switchfoot’s recent surfing movie and album to theology.
One of the questions they discussed that’s echoed in my mind was if it was easier for Jon to believe in God or to believe God loved him? Jon, who likes philosophy, said he has a harder time believing God loves him because of the type of person he is - meaning flawed and human.
While digesting his answer, I feel I agree it’s almost more logical to believe an Ultimate Reality or Supernatural Being exists and possibly interacts with our world. But it’s weird to think He cares, let alone loves us. Insert Jesus into the picture and depending how a person has grown up thinking of this radical and yet compassionate individual, asking “why?” makes sense.
“I have loved you with an everlasting love,” affirms Jewish and Christian scripture. Perhaps hearing God loves you has received too much hype. And in this day and age, the post-modern movement makes things about us. So maybe we’re taking this the wrong way.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (27 Jan 2014)
IT HAPPENED! Phew. I think I was more worried about it getting here than actually getting through it. But besides stupid technology acting up on me right before my first class, all went well and I’m looking forward to more.
I ask you pray for me, readers. I’ll need all the wisdom and patience I can get. But it’s a creative time for us all.
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