Sunday, March 11, 2007

A fellow blogger

When reading this week's daily Bible readings I stumbled upon Numbers 33:2 and thought "Wow! Moses was a blogger!" (I hope I'm not being sacrilegious.) Obviously that's carrying things a bit far, but it says in the New Living Testament "At the Lord's direction, Moses kept a written record of their progress." That sounds an awful lot like what I'm doing when I'm blogging. I'm keeping a record of what God is doing in my life (sometimes humorously, at least creatively, with furry friends in the journey too.) It may not be "Christian" blogging but since it is my life and I am Christian it certainly is what God is doing in my life everyday. And then I got to thinking about a fairly famous poem that has been sticking in my head. I even went online to check out what the correct quote is and who wrote it. It is actually part of a longer poem and some of the resources say the author is unknown. I hope I'm not breaking any copyright laws by posting it.

You're writing a 'gospel,' a chapter each day,
By the deeds that you do, by the words that you say;
Men read what you write, whether faithless or true—
Say, what is the 'gospel' according to you?

It says what I think is the basis of drawing people to Christ. It isn't how well you can persuade people or drill the truth into them, it is by living out your life in a loving way. Being true, being godly, trying to do what you know would make Jesus happy. The poem goes on to say:

You are writing each day a letter to all;
Take care that the writing is true.
It's the only gospel some people may read,
The gospel according to you.

1 comment:

Norma said...

I followed the link to your blog from the comment you posted on mine. I will be taking some time to go back and read your previous posts. Can I assume that the picture you posted is a quilted cover for your bible? You did a wonderful job on it! I loved the poem and link to the passage in Numbers. I did that if Moses was alive today he would have been a blogger!