Saturday, May 16, 2009

When mud does not stick

We have a saying in the UK: Mud Sticks. The accused in a crime even though he is acquitted still can have a stigma. The very fact that he has been accused means that people view him with suspicion. Mud has been thrown at them and their reputation and no matter what some of it sticks.

Duet 31 v 5 suggests that very often we throw mud at God.

"His messed-up, mixed-up children, his non-children,
throw mud at him but none of it sticks.

God you are not fair why is this happening to me.
Why are you allowing people to say that about me.
I thought you were on my side and that guy is telling lies about me why are you allowing it.
Why have you not healed me.
You could have stopped that gunman.
You could have stopped that disaster.

Through our accusing questions for some reason we try to throw mud at God. But unlike ourselves with God mud does not stick.

His reputation is always faultless and his supreme act of grace when we are covered in mud stands out for all to see. Jesus decided to become covered in mud so we could be clean.


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