Christ in the Simple Things

Posted on June 6, 2011


I love seeing Christ in things that aren’t considered “spiritual”. Like reading an Ernest Hemingway novel, for say (I will soon be writing a post on how I saw Christ in Hemingway’s ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’). Or listening to your favorite, non-Christian, band. Or, just walking down the street kicking a can. We get so caught up in so-called “spiritual activities” that we can actually miss Christ in the day-to-day of life.

We can be so concerned with our theologies, our doctrines, our daily Bible readings, and church activities that we can actually miss what God is saying to us! In my opinion, God can found more times than not, in the day-to-day, mundane, of modern life than He ever can in our systematic theologies, our Bible studies, and our striving to learn, learn, learn. (This is just my opinion though)

Don’t get me wrong, I love studying Scripture, reading theological books, learning, studying church history, church activities, and all that comes along with that. But what I’m saying is that there is so much more to Christ than just theologies, than just Scripture, than just doctrines and teachings. He is in heaven at the right hand of God, but He is also living inside of us. He came out of heaven from the Father, and ate bread amongst us, drank wine and water, breathed air, and yes, even worked as a carpenter! So Jesus Christ is in those things just as much (if not more) than the spiritual things.

If we choose to look for Christ in all things, even the mundane and boring, than we are sure see Him.

Just some thoughts. Do you have any?

Posted in: Spiritual Living