Thursday, November 8, 2007

Getting into it

Then there is family. We are a family that deeply loves one another. As a result we have a much deeper impact on each other's's as though we have a direct pipeline to one another's hearts. We have seen each other grow up, accomplish much and fail in much.
That is why I think we have such a great opportunity to connect a deeply personal subject to deeply personal relationships. It just doesn't make sense to me that we don't talk about our faith in God.

So...why not start a place like this? My plan is to post something every other week, maybe just a series of chapters from the Bible, maybe just cool thoughts, maybe I don't really know what this will end up becoming. Each week though we can post comments and read the same parts of the Bible and discuss something so personal.

What do you think?

Let's just read John 1 (This is the Gospel account, not one of John's letters)-What is that first part even talking about? Why use the light vs. darkness word picture? What is this even saying about Jesus? Why did the apostle John even start his account of the life of Jesus this way? Do you have any questions yourself?

Feel free to make any comments or ask any questions...or even try to answer questions that other people put up. I'm really excited to grow in our faith together...

1 comment:

Kevin Lindsay Armstrong said...

Well, I personally had a heard time even getting through the 1st chapter. The beginning is so packed. I loved a couple of things in particular. First, the use of the light and darkness that John uses when he writes his letters also. wow! That is seriously a great mental picture. I think a lot of us connect better with something when we can "see" it and I can almost see the words John is writing or dictating here. Light and darkness. The true light that gives light to every man. I want to live my life with light in it...

Second, I really was blown away by verses 10-12. "He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own by his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God."
It is just a series of humbling verses. I go through my day often not even talking with I very different from the people who didn't know him? Maybe a little, but not much. I also really am blown away by the idea that he gave the right to become children of God. I am much more thinking that this is something I am entitled to. I have a really messed up sense of entitlement.

All in all, it really seems like John is setting up this entire letter with an introduction to the light that lived among men and then gave himself to darkness so that we wouldn't have to go there, but could instead go to the light. Crazy.

Definitely add to this if you want to...