if you haven’t read “missing the forest for the trees” disregard this… and if you haven’t read it yet, but read it later..please come back and do read this one *grin* (wordiness is a flaw of mine!)
i just want to say i don’t hate theology or theologians before i get accused of that. so please don’t comment and say that. i just theology should be put in its proper place…not as scientific fact, whatever that is. i don’t think people who think they can explain spiritual and Biblical mysteries beyond a shadow of doubt and outline the Bible like a giant textbook..well i don’t think they should be trusted. i trust the honest experiences of a humble journey-er who says like so many in the Bible “only you O Lord, know” (Ezekiel, valley of dry bones..i think ch. 34) I prefer the broken beggar who only knows he was healed to the Pharisees who had it all figured out. Maybe they were right, but it didn’t matter. Lots of theologians might be right, i sure don’t claim to know one way or the other, but I wonder if it matters? All I know is I have been more moved by Anne Lamott’s colorful memoirs of her experiences with God than any commentary i have ever read. I know that one of my sweetest times with the Lord was sitting on a campfire bench in the middle of a hot morning and feeling the breeze pour over me. I know driving through a rough part of town, i looked at the old stately homes marred by poverty and drugs and He spoke to me about His love for restoration. I think the ‘study of God’ should take a backseat to the experience of Him.
okay,..I am determined to keep this one short.
I love you all.