Friday, May 25, 2007

Preaching the Obvious

Someone once asked me why i bother to preach on the obvious. I replied that the reason i have to preach about the obvious is that the obvious is the thing we take for granted the most. It is not unlike the devout christian asking God for a miracle and yet fails to see the miracle in the transformation of the butterfly, or the presence of the rainbow. There is a song that says that if one would only look at a drop of rain, he opens the secrets to the skies. The obvious is taken for granted, and one must preach about it so that it can be re-discovered. One must, once in a while, look at the world through the eyes of a child who marvels at the clouds whenever he stares at the sky, or wonders about the rain, or thunder and lightning. Only then can he see that the obvious is not so obvious after all.