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Oct 3, 2012

Have you ever asked a teenage check-out girl at a convenience store for directions? I did recently and it went something like this:

“You like, go down this way and like, no wait. Let me think. You can go that way and. . .I don’t know, like I haven’t been there in ages. Wait a minute, now I remember,” she flapped her hands erratically around her head. “You don’t turn, just like, go straight until you see this old building.” She stopped and stared at me, as if to discern my ability to comprehend.

“Which old building?” I asked.
 
“You know.”

“If I knew, I wouldn’t be asking.”

“But, like, everyone knows that one,” she said with a huff and an Olympic 10.0 roll of the eyes.

Defeated, I walked out and spied an older gentleman in worn denim jeans and work boots. He leaned against a faded blue pickup truck, filling it with gas. I asked him for directions. He pointed down the street and said:

“Two blocks down, take a left, and it’s half a mile past the fire station.”

Simple. Clear. Helpful.

The ways of the Lord are impossible for us to understand. His ways are higher than ours ways in all ways. So Christ made it simple. He pared down His sacrifice and gift of redemption into something our finite minds could comprehend. Bread and drink. We understand that without bread and drink we can’t survive. His body, His blood. . .without these we can’t survive for eternity. What a simple way to explain the unexplainable.

2 comments:

SewKlassic said...

So appreciate your article this morning. It's a great reminder and good timing. Some days, I wake up with a very complicated view of life. With God, I don't have to go down that road or if I do, He goes with me and makes it simple. :-)

by Pegg Thomas said...

Glad you found this encouraging. That God would make things so simple for us is incredible...considering how difficult we make things for each other.