Poem: My Opposite
You are the never ending Father,
The all knowing Provider,
So different from me.
You are the brilliant designer,
The life giving Creator.
You are nothing like me.
You are my beautiful Savior,
My perfect Redeemer,
Your love sets me free.
You are the merciful counselor,
The source of all wisdom,
Your light helps me see.
The mighty protector,
The jealous defender.
Your enemies flee.
You are the perfect truth giver,
The comforting healer,
The faithful sustainer, and more.
He who knocks patiently,
He who loves perfectly,
He who forgives completely.
What can I do
That holds a candle to You?
Where could I go
That You have not gone ahead?
My deeds have no value,
So useless my wisdom.
This finite mind given to me
Cannot comprehend but an ounce
of Your wisdom and ways.
How then could I judge You?
How then could I counsel You?
Even your shadow is neverending.
Who am I that you would
Pay attention to me?
And still I know that you do.
I am your child--your servant...
A Note From Mike
Many of us love to learn. We study the Bible, the natural world, the moon and the stars... We do our best to learn everything we can about where we came from, what is around us, and how we fit into this universe. As we read the Bible, we eventually find things that don't make sense to us and we begin to ask questions. These questions usually start with "If God is so loving then..." Some of us have abandoned Christianity completely because we have decided what an all knowing, all powerful God should do and the God of the Bible doesn't seem to be living up to the job description. So, clearly God doesn't exist since there is no evidence of a god who acts the way we feel he should act.
And the truth is that this god certainly does not exist. There is no god who fits the job description we have created. The problem with this mindset is the pride and arrogance that is at it's core. If a God does exist who designed and created everything including us, what makes us think that we are impressive enough to give him instructions? Did we make Him? Did we exist before He did? What have we created from nothing? In what way should we have authority over Him? The creation doesn't tell the creator what to do. The creation doesn't issue progress reports periodically to provide feedback on the creator's performance.
Here are some things to consider for those of us who are Christians. Do we read scripture in light of our own expectations of who God should be or how He should behave? Do we toss away or ignore passages of scripture that do not line up with the image of God we have in our minds? What if we set those things aside and simply interpreted the BIble based on what is found elsewhere in the Bible? What if we conformed ourselves to the Bible rather than trying to conform the BIble to us? Only then, I think, would we really know God. Only then would we truly honor Him.
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