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God Loves Snail Mail

June 29, 2012

When I started in missions, the way you communicated was through a pay phone or a letter.

I know, some of you do not even know what that is!

I remember a long time ago, writing a letter, rolling it up, and sending my trusty carrier pigeon off on his journey. (Ok, slight exaggeration)

Yes God is ultimately the author of technology and innovation, but I think He still has a soft spot for things which take longer.

In the Bible, we know Him as a supernatural God. He parted the Red Sea, spoke through a donkey, and performed countless other miracles.

Yet, he is still the God of “snail mail”. In other words, He loves things that involve a process and take time.

We curse the microwave and the drive-through for being too slow. God, however, enjoys the slow cooker.

The Fog of Doubt

February 20, 2012

How many times have we heard these admonitions in the name of faith?
Don’t doubt, just believe!
Don’t question, just have faith!
Your emotions will lie to you, stand on the truth!

While there is a degree of truth in these statements, they are not real life. We doubt, we question, and we have emotions which are real.

I recently heard a message by Andy Stanley I not been able to get out of my head. It was a look at the mysterious and often misunderstood John the Baptist. That sparked my thinking about this man.

Let’s look at a little background. At John’s birth, he is called prophet of the Most High, one who will go before Lord and prepare the way (Luke 3:4). Whenever anyone asked who he was, he always pointed to a greater one to come (Luke 3:15-16)