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Look Busy (Psalm 46:10)

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SEQUEL TO A SEQUEL (Prayer for a Flower & Theology of Friendship)
So can we simply just be friends with Jesus? Can we waste time in his presence watching him blow clouds into different shapes and sizes and imagine a tableau in the sky? As I thank him for flowers and sunsets, can he also delight in me every time I make the high score in my computer game? Or is my point of contact with Jesus confined to his work of salvation and my role in proclaiming it?

It seems like the latter is the only valid expression of what it means to be a believer of Jesus Christ. Despite the fact that heaven and earth scream the glory of its Creator, we have been so preoccupied with his work that we neglect his invitation to his heart of love. The contemporary measure of faith seems to be attendance and participation in church work rather than the true work of the Church which is to know God. Instead of being a transformative agent as salt and light in the world touching all areas of life that come…