Isn’t this just like life: the first Sunday after posting a blog about how important it is not to skip meeting together [see Oct. 25 blog], I don’t make it to church! Granted, I was not well [see Oct. 28 blog], and now I’ve broken out in hives! But all the same it does seem ironic!
Life does seem to have these odd quirks about it. Life is real, and real things often tend to be ‘quirky.’
C.S. Lewis picks up on this in discussing one element he found convincing about Christianity. He writes,
“[Christianity] is not the sort of thing anyone would have made up. It has just that queer twist about it that real things have.” – C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Christianity has the unfathomable vast and Almighty Creator of the Universe caring so much about a few rebelling specks on a tiny spinning blue dot at one end of it that He throws off much of His magnitude to become a speck Himself. He makes His entry not like a gladiator king riding into an arena but as a Holy seed planted in the womb of a poor and troubled teenage girl.
Christianity has this God-man grow and work for his living—ten times longer than the duration of His ministry. Christianity grants sinners the upper hand and allows them to torment and brutally slay Him, but God twists their evil intent to become His Divine redemptive act. Christianity does not ask you to follow a set of rules but invites any speck who will to come as is to Him, to be made like Him, and to live with Him unendingly.
Christianity, says Lewis, “is a religion you could not have guessed.”
How is your day unfolding? Any unexpected twists? Is God seeming to be acting oddly? If so, I suspect there is no cause for you to be alarmed. It is just life and eternity acting together, acting upon you, acting as real things really do.