I see on Facebook everyday where Christians are called to “boycott” this or that. This week it’s Target, last month it was something else, and even Peyton Manning’s name has been thrown into the mix. My question is this: ‘Why do we expect non-Christians to act like Christians?’
I love to be outside and work in the yard. This week I was able to plant some flowers and raspberry bushes, fix fences and get the yard looking good for summer. There is something about coming inside in the evening with dirt under my fingernails that makes me feel accomplishment.
Sometimes these articles just burst into my mind. A scripture or experience that I might remember gives me the inspiration needed to write them. Other times, like right now, nothing really comes to mind. Once upon a time, I took a creative writing class. Whether you call my articles either one of those things is entirely up to you. But one of the things taught in the class was when you have a “block” just write anything. The teacher would say, “writers write”. To me, this makes the Bible even more amazing. Moses did not all of a sudden say, “I want to be a writer”. For that matter, neither did any of the other inspired writers, well, maybe Solomon and David, perhaps a few more. Regardless, my point is that they were not authors by trade. No, but they were truly inspired by the Holy Spirit, they did not just sit down at a table and write the Bible with no guidance or just use their imagination. (See 2 Peter 1:20-21)
This title may bring back some memories you would rather not think about. If that is the case, it is not intended for that reason. It strikes me that when a person is required to go on physical life support that it is indeed a sad time. However, there is another way to view the title.
From time to time my wife likes to ask me, “What are you thinking about?” The answer is usually nothing, or at least nothing of any importance. She can tell you that my neural pathways are a winding, twisted, tangled-up mess. I can think of some great things but they have an odd way about coming about. She can also tell you that I’m not “wired” like most other people. I process and think about things differently than others. I usually come to a similar conclusion, just take a different journey to get there.