Monday, June 28, 2010

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

I sat down to read my Bible this morning -- as many of you know, Central is working its way as a congregation through the book of Joshua. So I read the Joshua devotional for this morning, and figured I would read ahead a bit in Joshua -- but it felt like God was prompting me to look up the verse above. So I read it, and it connects so strongly to the sermon (should be posted here early in the week) yesterday at Central. (I love when the Holy Spirit does things like that, by the way -- when you look at something and you know God is doing it but it's subtle enough that if you're feeling cynical you can blow it off. I think Jesus enjoys doing things that allow us to see him at work, but also allow us to miss him!)

To be honest, I've been struggling lately to keep my mind in Genesis. Maybe it's a summer / winter thing. Some stories are easier to work with in the winter, when you can sit around the fire and ponder and tell and retell old stories. Summer seems to me more like get-up-and-get-moving time, time to get things done. I have an easier time with New Testament verses -- not stories, but verses. It's sort of like packing a lunch to bring along rather than sitting down to a multi-course meal.

Does that make any sense?

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