How Big and How Small God Is

How Big and How Small God Is

On Wednesday nights in Rockville we have been studying 2 Corinthians. I always appreciate the comments and questions from brothers and sisters in the class stimulating our thinking together. During one discussion session, a thought hit me while I was teaching of a connection between 2 concepts in 2 Corinthians 5. This passage says that our ministry of reconciliation (5:18) - our mission to the world - is motivated/compelled by “the fear of the Lord" (5:11) and “the love of Christ" (5:14). The fresh insight (and I say “fresh" from my perspective…I’m sure many other students of the Bible have grasped this thought long before me) was in how these 2 motivating concepts feed on one another.

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The Bubble of Christianity

I love camps, youth retreats, devotionals, church services and basically everything I can do in order to strengthen my faith and grow closer to God and other Christians. I dislike leaving each of these things for one main reason, I’m leaving the “bubble”.

We all know the bubble. We are in a secure, Christian environment, and while sin can still be present, it is practically invisible. Leaving the bubble means returning to a world of temptation and sin. Leaving the bubble means we are no longer surrounded by people who are as on fire for God as we are, and we are set apart from all of the Christians we have grown so close with. Camps come to an end, as do youth retreats, devotionals, and church services. Leaving the bubble is terrifying, but we have to endure it anyway.

How do we find comfort in leaving the bubble and going into the harsh, scary world of sin and great trials?

{Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken…” Hebrews 12:28} We as Christian’s are the unshakable kingdom. As we go throughout our days here on this earth, we will always have members of the Lord’s church here with us. We are never alone.

In Christian Love,

Rachel