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Without an Invitation, It’s Just a Story. I love it when people share the gospel story. Hearing them trace the grand narrative from creation, through the fall, into God’s faithful presence with his people Israel, all the way to the coming of Messiah and his life, death, resurrection, and ascension. And I get particularly excited when they go on to talk about the outpouring of the Spirit, the mission of the church, the way God will wrap everything up in the end, and how all of this relates to the good news that is the gospel. This is a good story. But, unless you go the next step, it’s just a story.
What Took Me By Surprise–Widowhood. When a man and a woman take the words of the Scripture seriously, “…a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife and they will become one flesh” this union is like no other. Particularly when this union grows stronger (through many painful and joyful experiences) year after year, and then it is broken. Who can fully describe the depth of loss?
On Propriety. But I noticed something, something that I am observing more and more. We have lost a certain appropriateness. I’m not sure if this is the right word. Propriety? Politeness? Decorum? Correctness? I’m finding myself asking with increasing frequency this question–Have we as a culture become so casual we have lost a certain correctness? Lost sight of social norms