Monday, September 27, 2004

wow, two days in a row

Yeah, believe me, I'm shocked too. I dunno, just feeling kinda thoughtful tonight. It's a good thoughtful though, not a bad thoughtful. People seem to be feeling down tonight. Lots of talk of feeling lost. Somehow in the midst of that, I'm feeling surprisingly hopeful. I feel like God is here. We're all lost, but God is here. Isn't that amazing? God is here. It's strange because I've been feeling kinda far away from God the last couple months, like my life is going, but I don't quite know where God is in the midst of that. But I keep living, praying, and looking. I see glimpses every once in a while. You know, those "wow!" moments. I love those. I guess tonight is one of those. Actually, I've been having a lot of them recently. It's awesome. I've been realizing that going through hard times helps you to see things so much clearer. I think that what the hard times I went through this last year has taught me the most is that God will never leave. So, He's here, and He's not going anywhere. Although we all feel lost, He's leading us someplace. So have hope! I've also been seeing how having experienced hard times really helps you to sympathize with, and encourage others. I pray that I will have more opportunity to do that.

Okay, completely different topic. So we had alumni bible study last night right? And we were studying Hebrews 2:5-18. Studying Hebrews is pretty hard, but really rewarding when you finally get something after hitting your head against it for a long time. It was awesome. Anyway, me and Jon had this really weird moment in Bible study. You know when you think of something really funny in Bible study. So I was reading "so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death--that is, the devil" (part of Hebrews 2:14) and I was wondering "how does that work?" and all I saw in my head was the scene from the end of the third Matrix where Neo gets "injected" by Smith and that's how he destroys him. So I started laughing (the scene by the way did not help me to understand more how that whole thing works). But later, when sharing about why I was laughing, I was saying "how does that work?", and Jon goes, "Well, if you've seen the third Matrix movie . . ." I mean, it seems to me a very rational thing to think when reading that passage, I think that most people would think of the third matrix movie in that context (hmm, is that weird?), but I thought it was funny the way it happened.

Oh, another totally different topic . . . Ed told me tonight that he has become a fan of my blog, so I want to send a shout-out to Ed, my new fan. Much love to all my other loyal fans too! :)

14 comments:

jon said...

much love and a smiley for how you're doing and the encouragement you're giving. :)

then much love and a smiley for telling everyone about our matrix moment. :)

and finally, much love and a smiley for being ridiculous and giving shoutouts and thanking your "loyal fans". :)

You're a ridiculous young lady. I love ya for it.

Anonymous said...

Third Matrix movie? There was only one Matrix movie worth remembering.

Ok, in all fairness I never actually saw the third one because I don't see that many movies anyway... and everyone told me it was even worse than the second one.

Still, I love those moments of thinking exactly like someone else. Although... who else do can you think of that ever thinks like me?

-Philip

jon said...

There are two entirely seperate things going on here. One is the entity known as "The Matrix". The other is known as "The Matrix Trilogy". They are completely different things, and each good in their own right. The first matrix movie is an entirely different thing than the trilogy as a whole, and can be enjoyed independently. But the trilogy has its own merits.

And the "thinking the same thing" thing is really fun. Joshdan and I do it constantly with pop culture, rosey and I do it with tons of church and theology stuff, and michie and I with random stuff. But it's definitely true that none of them think just like me. I'll still pretty independently weird.

jon said...

speaking of your loyal fans, we wait here quietly, pining for you, waiting for another post. Please write! We love you! :)

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