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.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Opus 2020-052: Thank Thoughts: Better than a Grandchild?

As I was watching my granddaughter lighten up the room this morning I had a brief thought about the day in which she would return, with her mother and brother, to Japan.  I had a moment of gratitude for the privilege of having her around for a good amount of time.  I then thought about how much more wonderful it will be after the return of Jesus and the glorification that eternity involves.  I thought about how being in the presence of God would be so much more than this. 

But will it?  Will eternity be so filled with awe that we forget the joys and sorrows of today?  The obvious answer is, “Yes.”  The more realistic answer is, “Probably not.” 

As far as sorrows go I think we may remember them but the memory will be sweetened with reunions and an eternal overview.  I think of a friend named Charley.  He was one of those genius types that was also a genuine people person.  He was an awesome human being.  His plan was to go to medical school and then go to the mission field.  Then he died of leukemia.  Someday I will find out all of the lives that were changed by his untimely death.  I will be able to smile about it as I sing the base line in the celestial choir with him.

Joys?  It may well be an addition rather than a cancellation.  To be almost heretical keep in mind that you can make a cheeseburger better by adding bacon.  I am thinking that part of the glory will be remembering things with perfect memory and deeper understanding.  I might be able to relive all of those great moments I have forgotten of when my children were toddlers.  I will be able to laugh at the messes they made without cleaning them up again.

Life has so much to offer and eternity will blow it out of the water.

homo unius libri

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