The Unflappable Christians

I’m right next to Tornado Alley, so this analogy brings it home. Well said!

Samaritan's Song

This week, a photo of a Canadian man mowing his yard in particularly extreme circumstances went viral:

720 Photo Credit: Theunis Wessels  / AP

As absurd (and funny) as that image is, it resonated with a Bible verse that my pastor mentioned on Sunday and that has stuck with me all week:

Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season… (2 Timothy 2:4)

The Amplified Bible translation is also helpful here, offering this version:

Preach the word [as an official messenger]; be ready when the time is right and even when it is not [keep your sense of urgency, whether the opportunity seems favorable or unfavorable, whether convenient or inconvenient, whether welcome or unwelcome]…

In a sense, then, our Biblically-mandated roles demand a certain level of unflappability.  Like the guy mowing his grass, we’ve got business to be about, regardless of circumstance.  There may well be storms…

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Author: dawnlizjones

Tends toward TMI, so here's the short list: guitar and banjo (both of which have been much neglected as of late), bicycling (ibid), dogs, very black tea, and contemplating and commenting on deep philosophical thoughts about which I have had no academic or professional training. Oh, also reading, writing, but I shy away from arithmetic.

8 thoughts on “The Unflappable Christians”

  1. This picture makes me think of the rapture. Getting close, but it’s not here yet. Actually I was surprised that the wife was in the house taking pictures. I believe I would have been in the most central room without windows or as close to that as possible. Or maybe in my flooding cellar!

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  2. I think its a picture of human nature on several fronts…”It won’t happen to Me”, “I’ve got work to do” (my grandfather on the farm), “I still have 45 seconds to get to the basement'”. Does He have earbuds on? A case of distracted mowing? I’ll quit now as he reminds me of, well, me.

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