Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Complex God, Simple Answer...Your Phone - Bonita Y. McCoy

The other day I was talking with my sister. We were discussing my horrible phone habits. I’m one of those people who never seem to have their phones with them. It’s always off or dead or laying somewhere in a dark corner unattended.

I told her I didn’t like having to keep up with my cell phone. It made me feel tied down. “For years we never had cell phones, and we survived,” I complained

“That’s the pioneer Bonita.” She observed. “And maybe a little rebellious Bonita too.” Here, she laughed. Sisters know us too well.

Her comments, though, made me think about all the Bonitas that live inside of me. There are many. There’s mom Bonita and wife Bonita and lifelong learner Bonita and writer Bonita. The list goes on and on.

With each new season of life and each new experience, more Bonitas are added.

The sheer complexity of being human and all the different roles we play made me realize if we can’t identify and explain all that makes us, us, then, how on earth can we ever hope to explain God.

It’s funny. We want God to be simple. We want to be able to grasp completely all that he is and package Him in just add water form.

But God is love, and justice, and mercy, and faithfulness, and joy, and…and…and.

God cannot be simplified. He cannot be a formula. He is the creator of the Universe who has never thought in the box but instead created the box and the formulas and all.

So, when we see the simplicity of the gospel message, we should marvel.

Our complex God gave a complexed world, a simple solution: Jesus.

His righteousness in exchange for my sin.

“God made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21.

Simple and yet, so complex.

Now, if techno Bonita can just find her phone...

Prayer: Dear Father, Thank you for Jesus, your son and His work on the cross. Teach us the depths of His sacrifice and obedience. Make us more like Him each day. 


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