Friday, May 30, 2008

Quote of the Week

"Your life will soon be intersected by God, whether by the Lord's return or your death. And how will that coming be for you? Will you find yourself prepared by the truth about the cross or will you find yourself caught out, unprepared, living...as if this passing world were going to last forever."

Mark Dever, Preaching the Cross, p.36

8 comments:

Ted M. Gossard said...

Yes, a good warning that in Jesus we're not to be caught up in endeavors that have been nailed to the cross in him.

L.L. Barkat said...

Our lives... are they not already intersected by God? But we don't always see that. More than intersected even, I guess, when one considers that every breath is from His hand. (There are days when I marvel that He graciously continues to give breath to me!)

Every Square Inch said...

Ted, thanks - like your new profile pic.

LL, great point! Our lives have been intersected by God - I guess Dever was speaking specifically of a time when our lives here and now as we know it will come to an end...the promised rest will begin

Rachel Mc said...

I am not sure I want to see this quote as a warning, because then it seems I should be scared and fearful of my end. Instead I would like to view this quote as a challenge; an opportunity to remember everyday I will move on to an eternal life and I should be grateful for that opportunity and strive everyday to give Christ my best. I too think I am intersected by God everyday, and I need to be grateful for that too. Sometimes when I try to imagine what my reaction will be when I meet Christ, I have all kinds of crazy ideas but I honestly think I will just fall down at His feet and cry.
I will be overwhelmed.

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

I feel like mine's been crisscrossed on a daily basis lately! I guess I've been thinking of the author's intent as more of T in the road versus the tangled mess I sometimes think my life is. It always reminds me of Edith Schaeffer's analogy in Tapestry - God sees the needlework from the correct side - lovely picture, perfect stitches, colors blended perfectly. I only see the underside - twisted threads, no pattern, knots, clashing colors.

Every Square Inch said...

Rachel

I'm not sure this is a warning although warnings aren't bad either. I think of it as a sober word meant to make us think, consider our lives in light of the Last Day.

Susan

I like your thoughts on the quote. I think you're right - it's to provoke sober consideration at the juncture of our lives

mark said...

comment by rachel mc sounds like eph 3:17

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

Thinking back about this again - I wonder that every day is the "T" intersection - will I do today what I need to do to please Him - whatever that is. It not, I have come to a "T" in the road and turned back - denied.