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View of Scripture

Posted Thursday, February 16, 2006 by Charlie Trimm
Categories: Bible  
Well, it appears that I am taking over the list with random thoughts that I am having. Maybe someday I'll get around to writing some more scholarly work on here again. I'll just use the excuse that I am waiting for Sam to finish his series. Well, my thought today is how we view the Bible. I was sitting in my OT survey class this week (I had to go spend a year in Israel and learn Modern Hebrew to make sure I could pass the class: no need to rush into things!) and the teacher had us do research on a motif in the prophets and then present to the class. My paper was on Sodom, which will probably end up on here someday. But another guy from the class did his on water. He closed his presentation by referring to the story about Jesus calming the sea. But halfway through reading the passage, he stopped because he was crying. My initial reaction was something along the lines of "Why the heck is he crying to that story?" I'm just not used to people crying in seminary. But I started thinking: he was such in awe of Jesus and his power and his love for the disciples that this story moved him to tears. When was the last time I had that kind of experience? Much too long ago. I think that I need to remind myself more often to occasionaly just step back and just be in awe of God, his power, and his love.

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