I am at home now and today I spent some time at my elementary school playground, and at my home church. I was surprised to see that many of the ... playground... implements (what is the good generic word for things you play on at a playground?) ... that I played on when I was a student there... were still there. I took some pics which maybe I will display sometime. I walked around the the makeshift kickball field we used... with a certain broken piece of cement as first, a manhole as second, etc.
At church I visited the cemetary. That was odd (more than the fact that I was alone in a cemetary at some random time). Because I've been away and out of touch for so long, I didn't really know or remember who all had passed away. I looked at pretty much all fo the headstones. It was weird, eventually I felt almost frantic about getting through to see who else had died, or to see whether or not XYZ elderly person was still alive. Okay, enough of making myself sound like a freak.
If you want to change clothes you've got to get naked. If there was a submission form for lines for preacher-types I think I would put that one in. This brilliant conglomeration of grammar is the end result of some inspiratio from Caedmon's Call who I imagine was inspired by the Word of God. But anyhow, Caedmon's Thankful includes the lyrics
But you see I'm running from theAs I thought about those words, and what really has to happen if you're running from the clothes that you are wearing (sin) is that you have to ... take them off! And taking off one's clothes leads to nudity. (Yes, this truly is a brilliant paragraph.) What I am getting at though, in order to better cast off our sin, we should find someone in the Church with whom we can be honest and transparent about our sin. As uncomfortable as that may be, it help free us from the chains of our sin.
very clothes I'm wearing and dressed
like this I'm fit for the chase
I know I'm not breaking any new ground here, but I wanted to share this, partially because this is something I have experienced in this past season of my life. What is the temptation you fail to resist? Who is in your life that you trust and see characteristics of being a mature Christian that could hold you accountable? Will you risk losing face in favor of being honest with someone and putting your life more in align with what God calls you to be?
PS: Ashlee and I are a couple.