At church this morning, we sang the song "Pass It On". Click here to listen to the song and also to read the lyrics. I've loved this song ever since the first time that I heard it, which was when I attended an Intervarsity event as a sophomore in college. The song is pretty, and it also gives me a warm, cozy feeling inside.
to do with the song's concepts in the place that I am religiously,
well, that's something for me to figure out! One thing that I get from
the song is that, when we actually taste that God is kind, loving, and
good, we find happiness and we want to pass that love on to others. As
one lady in a small group that I attended years ago said, God's love for
us is so great that----when we know about it----it overflows from us to
My problem has been that certain things in the Bible
and in evangelical Christian doctrine make me question if God's love is
that great. Moreover, the wear-and-tear of real life can easily make
some people (like me) rather jaded. Plus, it's not as if I see God or
even have proof that God is there, so how can I taste God's love? And,
if God is loving, why haven't I tasted his love so far, but instead plow
through life through the highs and lows and flats of my human emotions?
any case, guess what? I'll be preaching next Sunday! I'm not going to
specify where, since I wouldn't want some Christian extremist to
contact my church and tell it that I'm unworthy to be in the pulpit
because I'm a heretic. That actually happened to someone I know! My
topic will be on Job's growth. Sometime this week, I may write a post
about my highs and lows in terms of my preaching experiences.