Living in this world can lead us to ask many different questions. This is especially true as we begin to reconcile our faith with our real life experience. We can read all the books and look at all the different theological frameworks, but put into the context of our everyday life all the answers we have discovered can seem a little dull.
That is why we need to have a firm foundation for our worldview. We need something for the times when life doesn't make sense and our theological answers seem inadequate. It is essential that we can fall back on what we know.
Micah Murray reminds us of this truth in this short but powerful post:
“But one last thing,” she asks. “How has Jesus dying on the cross healed you?”
A bunch of words bounce through my head, and I’m not sure what to say. We’ve been discussing atonement theory for the better part of an hour, but those phrases are just a bunch of words now.
Theological phrases fall flat in the empty spaces between incomplete stories.
I know all the Bible verses; I’ve known them as long as I can remember. And the diagram, with God on one side and me on the other and the cross in the middle bridging the gap I could never leap. By His wounds we are healed, but I don’t know how.
Finish reading Redemption Pictures » All I Know.