Monday Musings – February 2, 2015

Even my daughter Kelsey, who knows nothing about football has posted on twitter her critique of Pete Carroll for passing on that fateful play that decided the Super Bowl. What a game!  And for those of you who watch the Super Bowl for the commercials, they were pretty good, too.  My favorite was the one about the spilled Coca Cola changing the way people treat each other.  The boy’s text message changes from “No one likes U” to “There’s no one like U.”  I liked that!

I’m excited about worship this Sunday, February 8.  We have 5 people (3 at 9 am and 2 at 11 am) who have accepted my invitation to share their stories about where they have seen God at work in their lives.  God is alive and at work in amazing ways!  So why do we so often keep this to ourselves?

The older I get and the more I know, the more I know how much I don’t know.  Ralph Sockman said, “The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.”  Head knowledge is like that.  There’s always more to learn.  “Our knowledge is imperfect”, said Paul.

Heart knowledge is different.  There are things I know in my heart that I simply know.  You can’t convince me otherwise.  And I can’t convince you otherwise about things you know in your heart.  God knowledge is like that.  When the enemies of Jesus were trying to discredit his healing of the blind man, the blind man said, “Whether [Jesus] is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I know, that though I was blind, now I see” (John 9:25).  We know what God has done for us! We simply know.  What I know from my limited life experience encourages me greatly.  But when I add to what I know, what all of you know from your life experiences, I am encouraged ever so much more!  That’s why I am so excited about worship this Sunday.

See you there.  And remember, there’s no one like you!

In Christ,

John