Monday, February 20, 2012

God Is Weird

God is different.  Isaiah 55:8-9 says "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.  “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."  To be blunt, God can be weird sometimes.  Please don't misunderstand this as irreverence.  But seriously, look at the Bible.  It is full stories where God does some bizarre things.  There are talking snakes, donkeys, and a bush that's on fire but doesn't burn up.  A city is conquered by shouting.  The sun stands still.  The kryptonite to Sampson's superhuman strength is short hair.  God has Isaiah walk around naked for three years.  To us, this isn't the stuff of normalcy.  It's strange.

Arguably, the strangest, weirdest, most bizarre story to come out of the Bible is the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.   Jesus Christ, creator of the universe, gave up his comfy throne in heaven to come down to Earth for you and me.

The point of this is more than just the uniqueness of the Gospel message, though.  God doesn't always move and work in ways that make sense to us.  When life seems to be crashing down all around us, maybe it's not because we did something wrong.  Maybe there's a lesson in it all for someone else to see and witness.  Maybe someone you're not aware of is watching you, and your Godly responses to the situation you are in is showing them the power of Christ. 

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