Big full on day that started early and has finished… well smack bang on average: late. Geoff turned 23! We went and did fun stuff with lots of different people, ate equivalent to small house and by observation he’s even more tired than I am. (He’s also got a preaching spot at church tomorrow!)
So after you go say nice things about him you can read on…
I’m not sure if anyone noticed the sky today but it was beautiful. I got home and had a quick look at trusty Google Reader and found Sammy’s post: God has ADD.
This is the POD (post of the day) for today. It is very simple, very real, and a very decent reminder. It’s both wonderous and almost sad that sometimes we need that nudge to remind us of God,
Look at me!
Hello down there?
At youth last night we tripleted off to talk about what we know about God and the two girls I was with, wound up having a chat about fear. The sky outside was pretty ominous and a little thunder was hanging around plus a fair ammount of wind. *Sarah was talking about how she gets so afraid of storms that she makes herself sick. I managed only somewhat effectively to turn the conversation towards the fear of God and talking about ways we can see God. Granted we didn’t get all that far as Sarah was insistent on relaying her various strategies to cope: taking her walkman to many places so as to ‘drown out the noise with music’.
In thinking about the fear of God (which I know has much to do with reverence – that’s the short version), but in aligning it with fear itself. Fear isn’t something that we can ignore. Not if it is big enough. It’s present, it’s very real.
Like Sarah, how would things be if we took some measures to ‘be prepared’. What would life be if we really feared God and acknowledged his constancy?
As Sammy has very much explained, knowing the presence of a powerful God is certainly not a detriment but something quite amazing and something quite beautiful.