Good Folks, it is Friday, October 14, 2016. The weather forecast for the DFW area is 50% rain. The other side of that forecast is the possibility of 50% chance of sunshine. Sometimes we decide in our lives which we choose to live in, not weather withstanding.
In my readings for sermon preparation and/or book study, I come across some phrasing that just says the right words in the most unusual way. Read the paragraph below:
Theologically, to fully honor the overwhelming acts of God through the Christ event—birth, death, and resurrection—we must be willing to fully name the mangled human nature God seeks to aid.
I first thought of myself when I read, mangled human nature. Then I reflected on our current political scenario in this country. And then I can be quiet long enough and still enough to hear the rustle of the wind, birds chirping, folks hand-holding, the bowed heads for prayer, and a smile of gratitude … and have hope that for a time I forget my mangled human nature.
The overwhelming acts of God through Christ should never be forgotten but enjoyed, shared, witnessed and lived with great gratitude. When we can have hope that our lives are opportunities to demonstrate what God has done, is doing and promises to do, let the world know by loving because we have first been loved.
May the good Lord bless you and keep you, now and always. Amen.
From a “mangled-natured preacher” saved by grace through faith.