Saturday, April 12, 2008

I have questions

I am reading a book called, 'Grace for the Moment' by Max Lucado. It basically has a bible verse at the top of the page and then a couple short paragraphs of commentary for each day.

I kind of look at this book as one that makes you feel good. Although, there have been some days that have challenged me to look at my life, there are others where I get the warm fuzzies inside while reading it.

I think today was supposed to be one of those warm fuzzy days... but, instead it made me wonder what the real deal is. I have an idea about some of the contributing factors to my questions... but, I would like to get some feedback.

The main point was that when Jesus died on the cross and said, "It is finished." with that went the sting of death and the hurt and pain and suffering in our world... with his grace we are freed and by his wounds we are healed.

Now, I believe this, but I also am wondering... I still feel pain and sorrow when people around me die... I still face sinful patterns in my life... What gives?

My brother posted a video that speaks to the not here yet, but here now kingdom of God... I think this is a bit of the tension and where I find my questions coming from.

Any thoughts?

1 comment:

chewie said...

I would tend to agree more w/ your brother. I have read a handful of books written by [the evil and maligned] Jesus Seminar scholars and the overwhelming conclusion seems to point to this idea that Jesus was talking about how we act on earth w/ the "kingdom" speak. Now, how that lines up w/ "it is finished", I'm not sure.