I love odd people

odd-people“They went, and while still on their way, became clean. One of them, when he realized that he was healed, turned around and came back, shouting his gratitude, glorifying God. He kneeled at Jesus’ feet, so grateful. He couldn’t thank him enough—and he was a Samaritan.”  That’s a bit odd.

I love odd people.  I suppose it is because I am a bit odd myself.  I feel at home with odd people.  My dad was an odd person.  I loved my dad.  What is it about odd people that make my day?

I think maybe it is because they love life.  They appreciate what God has done for them and are confident enough in their identity to just be themself.  While most of the world looks at them and giggles behind their back, they have a smile and beauty that maybe only they appreciate.  They love God.

When I was a research scientist, I had a friend who wore different color socks.  He had more interesting things going on in his head than worrying about the color of his socks.  I had a mathmatician friend that took his toothbrush for a walk on a string.  I had another scientist friend who was comfortable peeling his toenails in the middle of a party.  These people were all brilliantly odd and didn’t fit in.  They were modern day Samaritans.

Samaritans don’t fit in, but do great things.  Wouldn’t you like the confidence to be a modern day Samaritan?

One Church. One Mission. One Life.

The staff of Grace Point is to memorize “I have given them the glory that you gave me…” John 17:22-23, but I have a question.

What is glory?

Does anyone know what Moses was asking when he asked God to show him His glory?

This is not a trick question…

question-markRemember when your children were young and almost everything they said was a question.  Like: Why is the sky blue?  Why is water wet?  What makes a car go? 

Now remember when you first discovered Christ.  Remember all the questions?  Who is God?  How did a virgin have a Son? Is Jesus coming again?  Is talking in tongues real?

When was the last time you asked a question about your faith?  When was the last time anyone asked you a question about your faith? A while back, you say?  Why is that?

All that said to merely ask a question that has me intrigued.   What is God’s glory? 

Moses said, “I beseech thee, show me thy glory.”

I’m told there are 4 elements to God’s glory.  First, God’s glory exists with no other action required.  Second, God glory is increased when He creates.  Third, God’s glory is further increased when we appreciate His creations.  Lastly, God’s glory is increased the most by our telling others of God.

BUT wait!  What is God’s glory?

Might there be value in what you think?  Might you help others by sharing what God has revealed to you? Do you know what God’s glory is? I really want to know and Moses is not around to ask.