I’ve encountered a lot of stuff in church that’s really gotten on my nerves. Every one of these could make up a blog post on it’s own, but I don’t want to moan one post at a time. So I’ll just let rip and get it over with.
About a week ago I attended a conference in Durban with the title topic, The Call. I have to say when I hear Christians talking about callings I become somewhat skeptical because it can become very human-centric. We get so caught up in our destinies, that Jesus becomes a sub-theme, a name used to motivate us in our endeavors. But this weekend was the exact opposite.
First up, my disclaimer: I’m not suggesting at any point in this post that farmers are better than business men, or anything like that. This is a very simple metaphor, which I will explain now.
For the purposes of this post, the business committee is a picture of a lot of talk. It’s a group of people who make a lot of decisions without actually executing much themselves. Farmers on the other hand represent the salt of the earth people, who do the best they can with what they’re given, but also rely heavily on outside influences that they have no control over. So what do these two groups have to do with each other or this post? Let me explain.
I could get really technical and specific about why I like this song from a musical perspective (e.g. I love strings in pop and rock music), but then this post would be 10 pages long and isn’t supposed to be a musical thesis anyway. Besides the arrangements and melodies, I love the passage of scripture it references in Ezekial 37.