“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the wall of his cell.” C.S. Lewis
I cannot deny the movement of God in my life. My story is the story of God who cared deeply for an insignificant wreck of a person. He gave me new life, taught me what it means to be human, a husband, father, leader, and friend. As C.S. Lewis says: "we cannot experience true happiness or peace apart from God, because without Him there is no such thing."
Not everyone agrees. Nietzsche once wrote, “God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight.” He got it wrong. The passage he was twisting actually goes like this: "What is crooked cannot be made straight, and what is lacking cannot be counted (Ecclesiastes 1:15)." Meaning, we are the one who makes our lives crooked; God is the one - the only one- who can make our crooked lives straight.
I collect books. One of the books I've pick up is titled 'The god I want". What fills this book is all the speculations, suggestions, rants, and conjectures of what kind of a god people would pick if given the ability to choose. One by one authors, journalists, and academics write out their idea of the god they would like to have. This is also a mistake. And yet it is the all-too-common theological motif of our day. People choose their gods as if they were God, not realizing they are missing out on the very relationship able to give their own life meaning.
Albert Camus said, “I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live my life as if there isn’t and die to find out there is.”
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