Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Ironic...and not so ironic

At one point or another, we've all come face-to-face with life's ironies. One man, noting the regularity and -- seemingly -- the certainty of these quirks, decided to make a list of these observations. The result? The creation of the famous "Murphy Laws".

Some of Murphy's more interesting laws include:

  • If anything can go wrong, it will.
  • "Broken" stuff will always work once the repairman arrives.
  • When you're single, nobody wants you; when you're in a relationship, everyone wants you.
  • Saying stuff like "Watch this" guarantees that the action I want others to witness won't happen.
  • The other line always moves faster.
  • Objects I store away are never needed, until right after I throw them out.
  • The one time of the day when I slack off at work is at the very moment my boss walks in on me.
  • The traffic lights that I normally catch all simultaneously turn red when I'm running late.

I laugh at these types of "laws" because I seem to live them out all the time. They're amazingly true to my life. But what about some other laws in my life? Perhaps they're not as humorous, but they're just as true for me and -- for matter -- much more life-changing:

  • Spiritual growth can only occur when we make the decision to serve God and walk closer to Him.
  • My world (school, work, social environments, etc.) is full of people who try to dissuade me from following Christ.
  • Jesus will always be with me.
  • He is coming back for His people.

2 Peter, though only 3 chapters long, reminds me of all these things. Peter addresses critical issues that we, as believers, must face during our walk with Christ which include: understanding the steps necessary for spiritual growth, identifying false teachers, recognizing the unchanging truth of the Gospel, and finding reassurance in Christ's return.

You have Murphy's Law and you have God's Law. Which one is more assuring to you?!


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bite_of_reality said...

I'm DEFINITELY following God's law! Awesome post!

dcst said...

I've always loved Peter's books. There's a lot of good material for the everyday Christian in his works.

They're grossly underrated!