Saturday, May 24, 2008

the levatation principle

My friend Duke is a very talented musician. He's one of those sterotypical rockers who kind of lives in this false sense of reality the majority of the time. His initial reaction to things is not a logical approach, it's more of a random approach. For instance- we were trying to think of a cool way to advertise for our next message series at church, and duke's first response is.. "Free monkeys to the first 100 people!"

So, what's cool about Duke is he applies that mentality to every aspect of his life, even the Bible. So as a student band a long time ago we were going through the book "The Heart of the Artist." It was pretty much a disaster except for this one occasion. Somehow the story of Jesus and the turning of the water to wine came up, and Duke wanted to share with us his new "theory" on Jesus and miracles. See, even though the Bible SAYS that the water-wine deal was Jesus' first miracle, Duke had come to a different conclusion.

John 2:3-5 When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."
"Dear woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied. "My time has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."

Duke pointed out an interesting idea. If what was ABOUT to happen was Jesus' first miracle, then how did Mary know he could figure out a way to get more wine? Well your typical church answer would be, "she knew he was the son of God..."

Duke's theory: When Jesus was at home and none of the Gospel writers were around, Jesus was levatating rocks around the house.

Now, while Biblical scholars may ridicule Duke for "adding" to the Bible, I actually think there's a principle there. This principle is true for both Duke and Mary. The prinicple is that faith is the key ingredient for this miracle. Mary had absolute faith that Jesus could do whatever it took to make more wine, and Duke has absolute faith that if Jesus wanted to walk around the house levataing rocks... then Jesus could do that too.

The levatation principle is this: My imagination is so much smaller than God's ablity. Whether Jesus levatated rocks or not, becuase He is the savior of the world He could if He wanted to.

Thanks Dukey Balls

1 comment:

  1. haha I loved this one. nice blog nate! (I was going to say nice blog nate dog but the rhyming was too much I thought).