Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Its all about the details

Leviticus 9:7 – 10:20, Mark 4:26 - 5:20, Psalm 37:30-40, Proverbs 10:6-7 

Something New:

While I was reading another familiar story today, where Jesus calms the sea I noticed detail that I hadn’t before.  I noticed that the writer (in this case Mark) goes to the effort to really set the scene he tells you that Jesus is asleep with his head on a cushion.  I the grand scheme of things I don’t the cushion sentence is really needed, but it is a bit of detail that just helps the story that little bit more real and I like it.

Something I don’t understand:

Why the God is so venge full in the Old Testament.  The wrath of God is seen all the time, with people being ‘smited’ left, right and centre. But this God just seems so different from the God I know from New Testament times and from my own life now.  I guess the only explanation is the effect of sin.  Sin really does keep us away from God and while it is there God can never just show his love because he also needs to be justice.  All I can say is thank goodness that Jesus died on the cross so that to God I look blameless.


“Even the wind and waves obey him! Mark 4:41b”  


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