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ICONS

"that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith." Romans 1:12

Icons are what you click on when you want to open a program on a computer - a little picture of a disc, a sheet of paper, a fox snuggling the earth (other internet browsers are available.) You go *through* icons to get to the program you want.

 

You and I are icons. We're shortcuts to God. Of all the wonderful things in this universe - firey stars in the sky, giant sea beasts that churn up waters, the booming and rumble of mighty storms - we are what looks most like God. Look through the New Testament for clues. It doesn't tell us much about rainbows (see the Old Testament for those) and sweeping green screensaver-fodder landscapes. It says that you and I are made to look like God's Son (Romans 8:29). WE get to look like God's Son.

 

Go look at the sky and think about that. Yeah. One-up, sky.

 

So if we look at you, or you look at us (failing-saved-by-grace real people behind the shiny Word 4U 2Day logo), you get to see beyond ourselves, to a bit of God. If you hear our stories, or we hear yours, He's bursting through them; more so than He does through the mightiest waterfall or biggest cosmic storm.

 

What Now?

Google a picture of your favourite Christian author or legend. Take a look - aren't they as normal and flawed round the edges as you? Then think about all the Godly things they did with their life. Hold those two things together in your head and give it a think.

 Is 49-52, John 12:20-36, Ps 102:12-17 , Pr 27:10-12

 

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Alternative daily encouragement from UCB, adapted from the Word For Today.

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