Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Opus 2011-227, Christian Cliches: Why Me, Lord, Part V

What about the times that it seems like God is not rewarding the righteous?  I blew out a tire when I hit a pot hole on the freeway.  It was raining hard during rush hour.  I was on my way to work.  I could have asked, “Why me, Lord?”  To be honest, that was my first inclination.  But the Holy Spirit started whispering in my ear.  I could have been in the middle of a multiple car pile-up with people dead and crippled.  Instead I marveled that I had come through the experience with nothing but a ruined tire.  It was even changed and I was on the road in 15 minutes.  I even found out I had a road hazard warranty.  I could have been plastered over the guard rail or under the front bumper of an eighteen wheeler.  Instead I was joking with the guy changing the tire. 

I think I wrote this somewhere before, but I still ask the question, “Why me, Lord?”  But what I mean by that is why was a spared.  What was it that let me drive away, unharmed in a few minutes?  Why has God blessed me and not the other guy?  It comes down to guardian angels or simply the grace of God.

How many times has God shielded us from major tragedy by allowing a little discomfort into our lives?  How many times have you been a little slow and if you had been moving at your normal speed you would have been broadsided by someone running a red light?  I can’t believe how many times my car has broken down just when I am pulling into my driveway.  My son had a brain tumor.  We were able to obtain the services of one of the best specialists in the country.

Sin abounds.  Calamity abounds.  Right now unemployment abounds.  But grace aboundeth more.

To be continued...

homo unius libri

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