My schedule is pretty packed for the next three weeks so–though this is a new blog–future posts will probably have to wait till I get back. But I'll be keeping up with my email, replying to comments–and sending out bookmarks! :-)
Meanwhile, I wanted to share something with you all! Coming from “Our Reasonable Faith” by Herman Bavinck (which I actually have not read), it touches on the deepest reality of our life.
To begin with: I love (I mean really love) discussing sound doctrine and faith, but sound doctrine always has hands and feet. It’s played out 24/7 in everything we do. Our faith is in a real, perfect Person and He cares how we scrub out the kitchen sink and pick up spilled sewing pins on the living room carpet and spread fresh straw outdoors–and He commands us to have joy in all of it.
~“The prophets and apostles, and the saints generally who appear before us in the Old and New Testament and later in the Church of Christ, did not sit and philosophize about God in abstracted concepts, but rather confessed what God meant to them and what they owed to Him in all the circumstances of life. God was for them not at all a cold concept, which they then proceeded to rationally analyze, but He was a living, personal force, a reality infinitely more real than the world around them. Indeed, He was to them the one, eternal, worshipful Being. They reckoned with Him in their lives, they lived in His tent, walked as if always before His face, served Him in His courts, and worshiped Him in His sanctuary.”~