Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Addressing the media.

Internet articles and news programs invaded our world with images of Bruce Jenner's recent transformation. I say invaded because that's exactly what it was, an invasion. I will admit that I watched his interview with Diane Sawyer. It was more than I could bear.

But because my God is good and gracious, He has done something I would not have imagined as a result of all that has gone on with Jenner in the past several months.

I've been made uncomfortable.

The past several months have been hard. Really hard. I don't want to hide that, but I also don't want to shy away from the grace that comes from God. That is exactly what has sustained me: the gospel. I read from a favorite blogger this morning about how in the darkest of times, there is light. The stars provide light in the darkest of nights, and we can still see the way. That person I run to in the darker moments. The Word says He is light. In recognizing that He is light. He has shone brightly in the midst of a dark world.

The uncomfortableness.

Our world is corrupt. It is fallen. It is broken. The world is praising men kissing men. It is praising men becoming women. It is praising live for yourself. It is praising young toddler girls who want to be boys. This is my uncomfortableness. Though it's 2015, there were moments of being uncomfortable for every generation. I'm sure racism raised the uncomfortable. I'm sure the inequality of women pointed to brokeness. I am certain the raging vibes of the 60s and 70s led one to believe that Jesus would be coming again soon.

That is my uncomfortable.

He hems me in behind and before. He calls me to recognize that this isn't it. This job. This momentary marriage. This television show. This weekend activity. Yes, they are to be enjoyed. But we aren't supposed to be simply comfortable here. We've been created for a better kingdom - a far off kingdom. We are created by our Creator to crave Him. I read that yesterday too. It followed with.. because we are created to crave Him, a way was also created back to Him. The Creator provided and became our Provider. And I sit here with my mouth open in stillness and awe.

It's uncomfortable.

The beauty of this life has been given to continue to live for Him and not ourselves. These things our world gets engulfed in will only leave them wanting more. The wanting of more is actually for the One who created us in the first place. This is where our hope rests. We walk in faith that there is something, someone, some place greater than this world. This isn't it. He is there. He will return. He will take us home. And I'm okay with being uncomfortable.

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