For a friend’s 50th birthday I nearly bought a t-shirt with the slogan: ‘Sex and Drugs and Sausage Rolls’ then I saw another one that really made me laugh but would I, as a vicar-in-training have the courage to wear it?
It says ‘I found Jesus… He was behind the sofa’.
I can’t help feeling it would make Jesus laugh too. I know the idea of ‘God incarnate’ getting lost behind the sofa along with the loose change and old TV remotes is somewhat irreverent but I think the slogan works because it pokes fun at the audaciousness of our claim to find God. This idea makes us sound rather big and powerful and God sound rather obscure. This is the very opposite of what I believe. We are the small ones, insignificant dots on huge planet, whirling through space and time. What is more amazing is that he finds us. He knows us individually. The Bible even talks about knowing how many hairs on our heads. It also reminds us that ‘his eye is on the sparrow’ so with such attention to detail, it’s good to know that as far as God’s concerned, I will never get lost behind the sofa. I am not overlooked, forgotten or abandoned.
Perhaps I should get my own t-shirt made: God found me… I was behind the sofa
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