If praising God makes me odd, then I’ll be odd.
I don’t mind being called odd for doing something I know beyond a shadow of a doubt is the right thing to do. One of the best indicators of whether what I’m doing is right or not is if most of the other people on the planet aren’t doing it. And you can bet most of the other people on the planet aren’t praising God. Not the one true, living, loving Creator of Heaven and Earth anyway. (Click the player if you prefer to listen rather than read the rest of this)
Praising God makes total sense, when you actually think about it.
When your mom or dad or son or daughter or brother or sister do something right, you wanna give them a pat on the back. Or an “attaboy”. Right? You wanna brag on them. Tell anyone who’ll listen how awesome they are…and how you’re connected. It’s only natural. After all, everybody loves a winner.
Well, what makes it OK to praise people but odd to praise the people maker? Like I said, when you actually think about it, a Creator actually does exist, or absolutely nothing makes sense…or truly matters. If there is no Creator God, and if we all got here by some random accident, then praising God DOES make you odd. After all, if the God I’m talking about doesn’t exist, what an incredible waste of time to even write what I’m writing right now.
Think about how you got here and reverse engineer the process.
If your parents chromosomes hadn’t mixed together the way they did, you wouldn’t be here. Surely you can agree with that. OK. Then, how did your parents get here? The same way…right? But how did their parents get here? And their parents’ parents? And so on, and so on, and so on. Eventually you have to go back to the original two people. Yes, there had to be two to start with.
So where did those first two come from? I believe (and evidence backs me up) those first two people were custom made by the ultimate people maker…God. And if I’m right (and I am) then all other assertions are wrong. Of course, if I’m wrong (and I’m not) then anything goes. If you wanna say we all got here by chance, or you wanna say aliens seeded the planet with human spores, or you prefer to say the flying spaghetti monster sprinkled us here like parmesan cheese, your explanation is as good as anybody else’s.
Since human design is so complicated I say there has to be a Designer.
Because we’re designed by a thinking, feeling Creator, we can think, feel, and be creative. Things make sense because God is superbly sensible. He’s logical and reasonable, and He loves us enough to make an amazing planet and ecosystem for us to enjoy and thrive. So, that makes me wanna praise Him. And the way you’ll see me praising God the most is with my voice, keyboards, percussion, and other instruments. With songs of praise and gratitude. If that makes me odd, then so be it. Are you ready to be odd with me?
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