Weird/ Crazy/ Gross
Weird/crazy/gross is our topic for worship this term. We often see God as nice and gentle and the bible as safe…and definitely not gross.
However, there is much in the bible that is weird/crazy/gross.
It might sound obvious, but people in bible-times probably weren’t that different than us. Sometimes it took lots of chances or signs from God for them to believe Him or trust in Him. Just like us.
In worship in week 1 we looked at Exodus, which tells the story of Moses trying to help free a group of people from the Pharoah of Egypt.
No matter the amount -or severity- of warnings, Moses couldn’t convince Pharaoh to let God’s people go.
God ended up sending many plagues (including frogs, hail, boils, even death) to get His message across. Finally, Pharaoh got the message and let God’s people go.
In the book of Psalms 18:1-3 (NLT), King David says:
I love you, Lord;
you are my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my saviour;
my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me,
and my place of safety.
I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and he saved me from my enemies.
To me, this is a great reminder of power of God. A great reminder of His love for us when we feel unloved. A great reminder of His promise to us when we feel lonely.