How do you handle bad news? It is much easier to say we will pray when someone else has a problem, but how do we respond when it’s us? Hopefully we will respond by seeking God’s grace and ability in our lives; and that without anger toward Him.
One of the definitions of the word paradox is, “a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth”.
Yet another definition of a paradox is, “a self-contradictory and false proposition”. To save confusion contemporary theologians have chosen in most cases to use the word mystery (Deut 29:29) when referring to statements in the bible that have yet to be explained, or are somewhat unclear. I guess you can see why. If we hold that the bible is the inspired word of God, that it is “God breathed” (2 Tim 3:16), it seems apparent that the better choice is definitely mystery.
So why are we talking about contradictions and mysteries under the heading of RSMI Media? This is because life itself is full of mysteries; things that are hard to explain.
What We See
As we travel, we here at Risen Scepter love to document what the Lord is doing. Yet we see mysteries everywhere we go. We see sorrow yet joy, hardship yet worship; but most of all we see hope on the faces of those in the midst of struggle.
One only need walk through a Nairobi slum and watch the children. These precious ones of God have nothing yet everything.
This is simply because they have so very little and yet are filled with joy; a joyfulness that is expressed in their laughter and is written on their faces.