Friday, July 20, 2012

Three for One

"To whom, then, will you compare God? What image will you compare him to? As for an idol,a craftsman casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and fashions silver chains for it. A man too poor to present such an offering selects wood that will not rot. He looks for a skilled craftsman to set up an idol that will not topple." Isaiah 40:18-20 We are all wrapped up in this move. The Internet is turned off. This post is brought to you by my iPhone and a pair of thumbs that are no match for a speedy teenager. This post will stand in for yesterday, today and tomorrow. Try to remain calm. More consistent posts will follow and the daily schedule should resume Sunday. Isaiah brings two more outstanding questions to the table, more to chew on. Nothing compares to God. Nothing is worthy to stand in as His image. He can not be replicated. Men do their best, trading the Living God for substitutes less demanding, altogether more manageable, something we can manipulate with our human hands. But our God is no mute idol. Success, Beauty, Wealth, Fame and Security, all of these things we worship, making tremendous sacrifices along the way. But every single one of them is fleeting, failing. At Broadway, I pray we can grow together as a people who sacrifice for the glory and honor of the Living God above all else. And may we learn to live lives of service in our community exposing false gods as we point people to the One and Only I am.