God doesn’t resolve (Blue like Jazz)

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Have you read the Authors note from Donald Miller’s book ‘Blue like Jazz’?

I never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn’t resolve. But I was outside the Bagdad Theater in Portland one night when I saw a man playing a saxophone. I stood there for fifteen minutes, and he never opened his eyes.

After that I liked jazz music.

Sometimes you have to watch somebody love something before you can love it yourself. It is as if they are showing you the way.

I used to not like God because God didn’t resolve. But that was before any of this happened.

We are in an information age… we have so much information at our finger tips.

It seems to me that the more information we get the more we try and figure out who God is…

We try to prove just how much God is love… we try and prove just how much God is a jealous God… the list goes on. The problem is by doing this we make God only a little bit bigger than what we can imagine… when God is so much bigger than we can even imagine imagining.

And to make matters worse we’ve taken sides over which parts of God we like.

We have a tribe trying to prove how much God loves us

We have a tribe trying to prove how just God is

We have a tribe trying to prove how merciful God is

The problem is God IS Love, is Merciful, is Just…

but he’s so much bigger than that… and by trying to push him into a particular area we are only being idolatrous… creating God to who we think he should be.

God keeps on going and going… far  far  far beyond where our minds can go.

And it has to be like that… otherwise God isn’t God at all

God doesn’t resolve.

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