down to where we are

“I remember sitting outside a Buddhist temple in Indonesia.  Men and women filled the elaborate, colorful temple grounds, where they daily performed their religious rituals.  Meanwhile, I was engaged in a conversation with a Buddhist leader and a Muslim leader in this particular community.  They were discussing how all religions are fundamentally the same only superficially different.  ‘We may have different views about small issues,’ one of them said, ‘but when it comes to essential issues, each of our religions is the same.’

I listened for a while, and then they asked me what I thought.  I said, ‘It sounds as though you both picture God (or whatever you call god) at the top of a mountain.  It seems as if you believe that we are all at the bottom of the mountain, and that I may take one route up the mountain, you may take another, and in the end we will all end up in the same place.’

They smiled as I spoke.  Happily they replied, ‘Exactly!  You understand!’

Then I leaned in and said, ‘Now let me ask you a question.  What would you think if I told you that the God at the top of the mountain actually came down to where we are?  What would you think if I told you that God doesn’t wait for people to find their way to Him, but instead He comes to us?’

They thought for a moment and then responded, ‘That would be great!’

I replied, ‘Let me introduce you to Jesus….'” – David Platt, Radical

Glory to God!

Jason

I heard Platt last week at D6.  His message was powerful and convicting. 

Our Tuesday morning men’s group is working through Radical a chapter at a time.  Phenomenal….

2 thoughts on “down to where we are

  1. Hey there Jeff. Good to hear from you. It’s an excellent book. Our group has been considering a chapter at a time and spending several weeks on each chapter in discussion. I’ve been trying not to read too far ahead. Hope you guys are doing well.

    Glory to God!

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