Ladder or Cross

From Tullian Tchividjian:


“There are things in life that can tell us what kind of person you are: chunky peanut butter, or smooth? Regular cola, or diet? It seems to me that the same is true when it comes to reading the Bible. Do you read the Bible as a helpful tool in your climb up toward moral betterment or as the story of God coming down to broken, sinful people?

In a very real way, our lives are defined by how we answer that question. Specifically, our lives are defined either by a cross or by a ladder. The ladder symbolizes our ascension—our effort to “go up.” The cross symbolizes God’s descension—his coming down.

There is no better story in the Old Testament, or perhaps the whole Bible, for depicting the difference between the ladder-defined life and the cross-defined life than that of the Tower of Babel.”


He is the Symphony

560937_426223280750348_328270740_nIs this what we have done to Christianity, made it technically true, but not meaningful? :

“It would be possible to describe everything scientifically [theologically/doctrinally], but it would make no sense;
it would be without meaning,
as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.”
― Albert Einstein

God wrote Scripture as a narrative. He wants us to find Christ, the Person, as He unfolds His story.
Christ is truth and HE is love – both expressed together in a perfect song only He can create.