Friday, March 11, 2005

Forty-Day Immersion: Day 24

The world is unprincipled. It’s dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn’t fight fair. But we don’t live or fight our battles that way - never have and never will. 10:4 The tools of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. 10:5 We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. 10:6 Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity. 2 Corinthians 10:3-6, The Message

Day 24


My favorite daydreaming thing, what I would buy if I had the luxury of discretionary funds, is a magnificently beautiful and iconic

Chair.

An Eames chair, to call it by its proper name. (You can see one at hermanmiller.com) From the equally remarkable, equally iconic furniture company, Herman Miller.

The chair is made from bent wood. I suppose you could call it warped.

Eames developed a method of bending/forming/shaping/warping the wood that was a strong as it was beautiful. They are still in use today, still manufactured, and still highly valued around the world.

What if, after the warped philosophies have been smashed – or perhaps even better – while they are in the process of being smashed (I don’t think we have to wait) – we allow ourselves, volunteer ourselves, to be reshaped?

The structure of a life that is bending/forming/shaping/warping at the hands and imagination of Christ would be a thing of remarkable beauty, even in the process of its development.

That excites me.

Maybe its OK that I may never be in a position to have an Eames chair.

Because I am in the position to actually be one.

Shape away, Lord – shape away.

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