y'all are probably just scratching your heads at this moment, thinking to yourselves, "Um...has Ely gone off the deep end? She's been MIA in the blogging world for almost three weeks now, and her first words after that void of time are "Jesus is the coolest?" I'm not gonna argue, but...it's kinda weird."
I'm not really sure if I've made it obvious what kind of college I chose to attend, but I am doing so now: I am a Bible college student. And this semester, I'm not really taking any "non-Jesus" classes. So day after day, hour after hour, I'm learning more and more about Jesus and God and all that good stuff.
It's pretty cool, I know. I wasn't sure if I'd like that much Biblical information being poured into me all at once (haha who am I kidding I'm a Bible Quizzer I memorize whole books of the Bible for fun), but as my weeks at school have progressed, I'm falling in love with the process. Yeah, there's homework. Yeah, Tuesday and Thursdays are full to the gills. Yeah, my friends are weird and awesome and we "watch" too many movies while homeworking. So it's pretty much awesome.
I really REALLY like school, guys.
And I'm really REALLY glad about that.
The reason why I finally sat down and attempted to blog SOMETHING (anything, actually. I was all ready to start posting cat memes to substitute as a post...one thing that's definitely increased in the past week is my cat meme viewings. They're hilarious.) is that I was reading my Pentateuch book this afternoon, and something struck me.
No, this goes back further.
You all know I write. Heck, you probably know more than you want to know about my writing, which is awesome because you stuck around despite all that. But writing is a big part of my life. I admire authors on a very high level. Some of my biggest role models are authors.
And so I guess what I'm leading up to is that God is like one of the coolest authors ever.
Seriously, think about it. He engineered EVERYTHING perfectly. Just look at the Bible. He wrote the perfect story--perfect characters, perfect plot-line (complete with jaw-dropping plot-twist), and a perfect ending. Every part of the story connects together, though it might not seem that way on the surface. If you dig a little deeper, let the details sink in, and connect the dots...it starts to make sense in a beyond epic way. Also, can we talk about God's character development in people like Abraham, Jonah, Paul, and so many others? God's people, or his "characters" are not perfect. In fact, they're anything BUT perfect. You see them at their best and at their worst. Just look at David! He was an a poor shepherd boy. A nobody. Becomes king. Has a one night stand with a married woman, ends up getting her pregnant, and then kills her husband. God loves him any way. And it's through his line that the Savior of all comes. How wickedly cool is that? Abraham is credited as the man of faith...and yet he still lied because he was afraid. Paul started out as Saul, a terrible, heartless, and conniving man. And then God changed him--and we use his words to this day in the church. How crazy is that?
Hope you all have a great week!!