Radical Amazement

It is in times of personal trauma and chaos our Sunday School Christianity will disappear.  Poof. Gone (please take the flannel boards with you).

When the storm hits, our desperate longing of God hits unprecedented levels.  Manning says it is here where self consciousness and self awareness disappear.  We are left with being alone with THE ALONE. God’s tender love and enveloping mercy for us NOW is tangible. “Too many of us have received knowledge without appreciation, facts without enthusiasm.  Yet when the scholarly investigations were over, we were struck by the insignificance of it all.  It just didn’t matter.” – Manning

When the night is bad and my nerves are shattered and the waves break over the sides, Infinity speaks. God Almighty shares through His son the depth of His feelings for me, His love flashes into my soul, and I am overtaken by the mystery. These are moments of Kairos – the decisive in-break of God’s fury into my personal life’s story.

It is here that we have a choice – attempt to reason/solve/plan/intellectualize while hanging on or stand in “surrendered faith to the truth of who He is, caught up in the reckless raging fury that they call the love of God.”

Do we really have a choice?


2 responses to this post.

  1. We do have a choice….that is what makes it so hard……I want to have completely surrendered faith right now, but I am drowning….I’ve done it before, but now it eludes me…..

  2. press in T. i have no doubt that the fog is about to lift. i am praying for you…

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