“The “heart” commonly refers to the mind as the center of thinking and reason (Pr 3:3; 6:21;7:3), but also includes the emotions (Pr 15:15, 30), the will (Pr 11:20; 14:14), and thus, the whole inner being (Pr 3:5).”
Based on His creation, what can we learn about God?
– God is intelligent.
– God is creative.
– God is personal.
– God is… good?
- The world isn’t perfect. The world is broken.
- God didn’t make it that way. He made it good.
- He created us to be part of that good world, AND for relationship with Him.
- We broke the relationship. We broke the world.
WHY DOESN’T GOD DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT?
What if He already has?
1. He sent Jesus – To show us how live in step with God.
2. Jesus died – To open the door to have a relationship with God.
3. Jesus set up the Church – To be a light in the darkness
WE HAVE TO DO BETTER.
“Behold, I am making all things new.” – Revelation 21:1-5
“Faith sees best in the dark.”Søren Kierkegaard
“I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you.”
– Job 42:5
I realized at that moment this historic figure of Jesus was no longer just this historic figure, but he was the one who was calling me all along through my creativity, and I realized, if this is true— if Jesus is the one who gave his life for me so I would know love, the greater love that I have been longing for— if this is true, then that is exactly the paradigm that would allow me to understand beauty, beauty that I was creating.”Makoto Fujimura
“We can be left utterly and absolutely outside – repelled, exiled, estranged, finally and unspeakably ignored. On the other hand, we can be called in, welcomed, received, acknowledged. We walk every day on the razor edge between these two incredible possibilities. Apparently, then, … our longing to be reunited with something in the universe from which we now feel cut off, to be on the inside of some door which we have always seen from the outside, is no mere neurotic fancy, but the truest index of our real situation.”C.S. Lewis