Sunday, August 12, 2018

Rainy Reflections

I find rainy days to be the most useful for reflecting. I first thank God, in Jesus' name, for shelter and windows whereby rain can be more enjoyable than a nuisance.

Interestingly it was sunny earlier this afternoon. While I was working in a bright sunny office, a couple alerts popped up on my phone about my area being under a severe storm watch for the next 24 hours, and a flood watch for the next 9 hours. The contrast was striking. I looked up the weather radar for the area, and sure enough, stormy weather was not far away and was getting closer.

As I was walking to my car, I got to thinking about how God gives us warnings like that, too. To us, everything may look fine, but despite appearances, not far away danger is lurking.

I see my purpose in writing being two-fold: warning and preparing. Paul wrote to the church in Colossea about his purpose of “warning every man and teaching every man” (Colossians 1:28).

A good friend in college once told me that my passion was Christian education. Since he was a Christian Education major, I saw him more as speaking from his own experience and position than about mine. I have come to realize however, that he was correct. The center of my thinking is very much around Christian education, both formal and informal.

Since I was not a Christian Education major, I have not had that many outlets for this passion over the years. This ties in with a couple reasons for taking on this extensive writing commitment. For one, it serves as an outlet for this passion, and two, it helps supplement a resume that has been weak in reflecting how strong an interest and passion this is of mine.

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