Friday, August 17, 2007

Dancing with our Maker

Sooner or later you figure out life is constructed specifically and brilliantly to squeeze a man into association with the Owner of heaven. It is a struggle, with labor pains and thorny landscape, bloody hands and sweaty brow, head in hands, moments of severe loneliness and questioning, moments of ache and desire. All this leads to God, I think... Matter and thought are a canvas on which God paints, a painting with tragedy and delivery, with sin and redemption. Life is a dance toward God, I begin to think. And the dance is not so graceful as we might want. While we glide and swing our practiced sway, God crowds our feet, bumps our toes, and scuffs our shoes. So we learn to dance with the One who made us. And it is a difficult dance to learn, because its steps are foreign. - Donald Miller

Situations that force the question "WHY" to our lips are not meant to break us, but rather move us to a place of intimacy with our God. I really can appreciate this analogy...

This quote was posted on Tim Bettger's journal/update page as encouragement as he recovers from a tragic motorcycle accident on the autobahn in Germany two weeks ago. Check out the link for an update or more information.

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