In the introduction to Sometimes Step by Step, Rich Mullins once said that the Bible is filled with goofy people.
Really Saul? You want to make sure David is killed by the enemy so you let him know that if he brings 200 foreskins of the enemy, he can marry your daughter? I think this is one of the goofiest murder plots of all times!
But the goofiness - or as I like to say, the weirdness - is not just isolated to this one incident. There are many others.
For instance, let’s take Jael, but I think you should avoid taking milk from her. Sisera took the milk got sleepy and then Jael came and drove a tent peg through his temple. Surprised? Go to Judges
You want more examples? Try another judge, earlier in the history of Israel, Ehud. He freed Israel but shoving a short sword into a king, and because the king was so fat, he lost his sword.
And what other faith can ever claim that a man who was murdered on a cross was actually the Son of God Almighty who loved us so much he decided to become a man through the birth and growth process, simply to die. He was the only man who, it could be said, was born to die. But the amazing thing is that he came back from the dead. Did you read that? He came back from the dead!!! And there’s more: He’s coming back again! You can bet on it!
No one can tell me the Bible is boring!
Now, let’s take a mighty leap of faith, two thousand some odd years after Jesus ascended into heaven. We are here in 2013, in Bartlesville Oklahoma where I live. Talk about one Weird woman! Who else but a weirdo would think she could write a novella and then ask the Lord if it could become a movie? And know what? That’s exactly what happened and we didn’t have a dime to spare!
Who else but a weirdo without a job would live an ordinary life in the low end of town, in a house that looks like it is owned by a slum lord and feel like she’s wealthier than any woman in town? That’s what Jesus promised when he promised life to the full.
And to top it all, who but a weirdo could grow up and live her childhood dream of being a writer, blog every day and know that God would somehow bring it to the exact people who needed to see it at the exact right time. And you, my friendly reader, are the fulfillment of the great faith verse, Hebrews 11:1.
If you’ve never read the Bible because you believed everyone who said it was boring, go and get one with modern language, pray, asking God in Jesus Name to show you what He wants to show you and I guarantee He’ll answer your questions, I would read the Gospel of John first (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) . More than anything else, He wants to love you. We’re all loved by God in such an amazing way, and we can find it all in the Bible, God’s Weird Word for the Faithful Weirdos.