Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Finally Brothers

When we talk about truth, the right, the noble, what is considered lovely and admirable and all things excellent and praiseworthy, we think of many different things–all of which lead us back to the author of it all, God. I have a love for words and lettering, especially handlettering. John writes "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God…" God chose to reveal himself to us by the spoken word. He spoke words and the creation came into existence. So I thought that giving my best to make the words visually beautiful was a good way for me to "think about such things."

Friday, September 4, 2009

My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad

Our passage for this week was Matthew 6: 25-34, the "do not worry" passage of the Sermon on the Mount. I read through it and it made me think of how we are weighed down by our thoughts and worries–most of which we have no control over. This passage speaks primarily of food and clothing. God takes care of that. We worry about other things, as well. In John 8, for instance, Jesus was having a discussion with the religious leaders who seemed to be very concerned about their power and prestige–much of which was derived from their ancestry. They were very proud of the fact that they were children of Abraham. Jesus pointed out to them that they were in fact children of the Devil and not of Abraham, because of the way they treated other people including the prophets of God. Their worry about their power and position was such that their thinking translated into violence against the very children of God. Jesus's father, and our Father God, is much bigger than the Devil. An he can beat up Satan!