Wednesday, December 08, 2004

breadstick party!

Hey everyone.
I've been spending some time trying to learn more about what perseverance really means. I would appreciate any comments that you guys have on this. I would like to know what you think in regards to sin/trials, and also sickness/wellness.

sorry that I'm not saying anything as brilliant as usual yet.
also, let me know if you guys have any CD's I should pick up since I have 3 road trips in the next 3 weeks.

breadstick party.

peace.

3 Comments:

At 12/11/2004 2:28 AM, Blogger jonny said...

This is what I have to say. You know in Psalms, where David likes to moan about how God is far off, or has turned his back on him? I totally get that he wrote some of them while Saul was trying to kill him. But it seems like there are more that were written later in life, especially when he mentions God turning his back on Israel as a nation. Those are the ones I like, and this is why:

David wanted God to come and and destroy whatever of womever it is was that was bothering him. Only God wouldn't. Then David died. And Solomon died. And the kingdom split apart. And everyone was killed or carried away by the Assyrians or the Babelonians. And when they finally got back, and rebuilt the walls and the temple, the Greeks ran right over them. Then the Romans picked things up where the Greeks left off.

And finally, when God sent someone to answer David's prayer, some 800 years after he died, that someone didn't in fact destroy David's enemies, he got killed by them.

So this is what I think about trials, tribulation, perseverance and the like. Because we live for 70-some odd years, we kind of expect our prayers to be answered sometime within our lifetime, and we expect a few yes's along the way. Only sometimes God shuts down for 800 years and then answers with something that's neither a yes or a no, something that would have pissed us off had we been alive, but something another 800 (or 2000) years later, in hindsight, looks pretty rad.

I mean, at the time God probably seemed like that big bastard in the sky. But now, I kind of like the fact that we got Jesus of Nazraeth, and not "Jesus the bad-ass Messiah who killed Roman children with his bare hands and teeth."

This is what I have to say.

 
At 12/11/2004 2:33 AM, Blogger jonny said...

p.s. Jolie Holland's Escondida is a good road cd. She's on Anti-, and got signed because Tom Waits liked her. Which is good enough for me.

 
At 12/18/2004 8:28 PM, Blogger Dusty said...

Ty,

Your Cell Phone never works for me...I am clueless as to why!

Peace

Dusty

 

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