Good views/Bad theology

by Michael Anderson August. 04, 2014 1452 views

Last night and this morning I was treated to wonderful times of bird watching and photographing. As I sat down with my camera I thought/prayed, “God, if the humming bird comes back then I know you love me.” Honestly, I was kidding. Fortunately, the Humming bird and others came back. But how easy is it for me to live my life as though my circumstances are a reflection of God's love for me? The sight of these humming birds is no more a reflection of God's love for me, than the fact that the dime sized hole in my groin is a sign that God does not love me. God's love for each of us transcends our circumstances. Oddly, sometimes the things we consider blessings/signs of God's love, turn out to be traps, and the things that we consider curses/signs of His lack of love, are really blessings. Two trips to the hospital, blood clots, and other complications are easily seen by me as signs that God is not on my side. It has been a tough week and a half and I am still not through this. The blessing in it is that I have an opportunity to refine my theology and deepen my faith. I also have a lot more motivation to live with intentionality, as if each day could be my last. Not to bid morbid, it's just the way it is, for all of us. Now, if you don't believe in God, maybe you can drop these thoughts on someone who does. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Can't believe this bird stuck its tongue out at me!

Ain't nuthin' like the real thing

Whut are you lookin at?

Still lookin'?

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Vivienne Albiston 6 years, 11 months ago

Magical...having tried to photograph our local bird population I know how hard these are....

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 6 years, 11 months ago

Have you read "Why Bad Things Happen ti Good People" by Aron Moss?
Try it ...
Bon courage - keep shooting the photos.
I believe in the power of GOOD ... it's enough.

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Stefan Fletcher 6 years, 11 months ago

Lovely images but, as you said, bloody awful theology. Still, atheists like me are content with what we see and feel. No. 5 goes into my favourites.

6 years, 11 months ago Edited