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Wednesday, September 21, 2011


The Lord never promised a hazard-free life. He, however, assured us of His goodness whatever state we are in. Imagine a perfect life - never having to get wet in the rain and wait by a taxi stand for hours. Then you finally arrive home, take a shower, put on warm clothes and sipping hot chocolate, you sit on a couch. You bask in the warmth and the feeling of security. Isn't this an allegory of a better life ahead? A reminder of His loving-kindness? Would the perfect life draws us closer to Him? 

If we look at God simply as a cosmic element or just the Author of our life story, it becomes easy to see ourselves as mere puppets, consequently hoarding bitterness towards Him for all the wildness of the world.

God is more than those things, though. He does not only author our story, we co-star with Him in the play of our lives. He does so for he not only wants to display power, he also wants to demonstrate love. To demand it by manipulation is a violation of its very essence.

Some of us still don't get it, though. Overwhelmed of his power, or perhaps deceived into believing that He is simply power-tripping, we work our way trying to earn His favor and love. We recite prayers others made for us; His presence is bound in the corners of our baroque churches and the most popular - we please Him to make our dreams come true and not the other way around. 

And so our spiritual lives are compartmentalized, like some costume we only wear on Sundays, a song we sing only on Christmas, an attitude we only have during holy week.

"The Lord says: 'These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.'" (Isaiah 29:13)

God's love is not for sale. If it were, no one could afford it. Yes he is a wild God but never too wild to not be good - never too powerful to not be loving.

1 comment:

  1. So true.. :) sometimes we forget who God really is in our life... That is why He said in His Word that we must be like a child... And even being a child to our Heavenly Father, we fail to be.. This is a great reminder.. :)