First let me say, this is funny. I laughed when I first saw it. No meme shaming coming from me. I totally get it.
I sometimes call this area the 9th circuit of hell and I often feel a bit like I’m living a post apocalyptic dystopian fantasy, not unlike Road Warriors.
My life pretty much consists of trying to keep a vehicle running and having indoor plumbing. Also, smoke on the water, fire in the sky, pretty much 24/7.
Life got so glum a while back I actually lived out the book of Job in a literal translation. That is one amazing book, let me tell you! It is darkly humorous to say you are living out the book of Job, but there are some real pearls of joy hidden in the cesspool and that book has a lot more going on than meets the eye at first glance. I just love the book of Job. It saved my life. However, I sure don’t want to live in there forever.
Life is actually surprisingly fluid, a bit of a grand larp-ing adventure. To some degree we imagine it and then we proceed to make it come true. We envision where we are heading. Most of us just flail about in reactionary mode and sheer panic, but I mean underneath it all that is what is happening.
“Without a vision, the people perish.” Heck, half the time we simply perish due to our own self destructive visions, but that’s a whole other blog post.
So, flat out, I’m tired of Christian people amping up all the apocalyptic drama, but not amping up the love of Christ. I get it too, it’s a whole lot more exciting to fancy ourselves heroes of the faith, gloriously resisting the mark of the beast, than it is to love our idiotic, self destructive, hostile neighbor from hell, who even smells like sulfur.
I too would much rather slay a dragon than to wash somebody’s feet. Heroes do come in all shapes and sizes. However, I sometimes get concerned because we Christians have been taught to romanticize and glorify people like King David and Daniel, but not Job. Did you know Job is a hero? He is.
You know whose story is so important in the Bible that it shall be told wherever the gospel is shared? Not David’s, not Daniel’s, but the story of the woman who washed the feet of Jesus with her perfume and her hair. “Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.”
So, I put my foot down and by Royal Decree I do hereby proclaim we shall NOT be getting up and looking about to see what chapter of Revelation has managed to make itself manifest in our lives today. Nope, completely unacceptable and behavior far more influenced by the Left Behind series and Hollywood than by the Bible.
So, I have fixed this meme for us. It’s now Song of Songs, all the way. We are going to be looking outside to see what Chapter of the Song of Solomon we are currently living in under.
“…For your love is better than wine, your anointing oils are fragrant; your name is oil poured out….“
The Bible is a love story between God and His people. Killing giants is easy peasy, loving others as Christ loves us is hard.