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“A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.” G.K. Chesterton
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Children of God
This week's book discussion focuses on Chapter 5, Book Two of Mere Christianity.
The passage which hit me right away, and my mind kept drifting back to while reading the rest, is this:
"In Christ, a new kind of man appeared: and the new kind of life which began in Him is to be put into us.
How is this to be done? Now, please remember how we acquired the old, ordinary kind of life. We derived it from others, from our father and mother and all our ancestors, without our consent- and by a very curious process involving pleasure, pain and danger. A process you would never have guessed. ... Now the God who arranged that process is the same God who arranged how the new kind of life- the Christ life- is to be spread. We must be prepared for it being odd too. He did not consult us when He invented sex: He has not consulted us when He invented this." (Mere Christianity, p.62)
I must admit to being amused by how Lewis points out that God didn't ask our opinion on sex (which a majority of us seem to like just fine, I gather), which really is an odd process when you think about it, so the concept of new life in Christ really was no odder than that, and at least as beautiful.
But what I really love is how this paragraph points me back to my favorite verse in the whole Bible. (I know it's supposed to be John 3:16, but I can't help it, this one makes my heart go pitter patter.)
John 1:12-13But to those who did accept him he gave power to become children of God, to those who believe in his name, who were born not by natural generation nor by human choice nor by a man's decision but of God.
I just love how Jesus didn't just stop at saving me from destruction, but chose to make me a child of God. How awesome is that? That's what I call a new life!
Q:What do you get when you take the sun and divide its circumference by its diameter?
A: Pi in the sky.
Q. How many bobble headed Einsteins does it take to be funny?
A. 3.14159265 in YOUR FACE!
(pi in your face...hee heee)
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O God, of all peoples on the earth, be mindful of the many unbelievers. They have been created in Your image, yet they do not know You or Your Son Jesus Christ, their Savior Who died for them. By the prayers of Your Church, may they be freed from all ignorance and unbelief and led to worship You. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Whom You sent to be the resurrection and the life of all human beings. Amen.