Thursday, April 02, 2009

Thoughts on Wandering

Gordon Atkinson is writing a series on the history of his San Antonio, Texas, congregation over at High Calling. The strength of his writing, as always, is in the stories he tells and the thoughts that they stir in the souls of his readers.

As someone who spent his share of time in exodus, looking for something deeper, something more real, or something simply more home, I found this comment of his to be especially thought-provoking:
God is not opposed to his children wandering for periods of time. The Children of Israel wandered. Jesus wandered through the desert and on mountains. Even Paul wandered around Arabia in the years after his conversion -- his great dark period for which no scholar can account. If you think you know where the Creator of the Universe is leading you, there is a good chance that you will be wrong. And even if you are right about your ultimate destination, you’ll likely be surprised by the wandering route that God has in mind.

2 comments:

Gale said...

Hello! I just finished reading your thoughts on Haiti over at delphi...

(http://profiles.delphiforums.com/n/pfx/profile.aspx?webtag=dfpprofile000&userid=21961434 )


I was wondering if you would mind if I copied some of that to one (or maybe more than one) of my blogs. It had so much good info I certainly didn't know and I think a lot of people could learn from. I would have to reword parts to take it out of the context of the conversation that was going on there...but would try to keep the content in tact and would make any changes you suggested. I'd also happily link it to your blog here.

I am following your blog now and look forward to reading more!

ecarian at yahoo dot com

marauder said...

Hi Gale,

No, I don't mind if you repost what I've written about Haiti on a blog or more of yours. Repost away.

Most of what I've written isn't on CHRefugee, though. It's on one of my blogs, and you can find it here, at http://marauder34.livejournal.com/tag/haitio

I would ask that anything you repost give me credit for the writing, and link back to my blog. Thanks.