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The One Thing

Paul Colman is great.  And I particularly love this song by him.  (I wonder as I type that if people out there wonder if I don't love a song since it seems every blog I post I am loving the song!  Yeah I have songs I HATE.  Am I gonna feature them?  Probably not unless I do a week devoted to songs I hate....hmmmmmm.....*grin*) 
So anyway, back to Paul Colman and the song for today.  Something about the beat of this song combined with the lyrics (of course) just draws me in!  I think what I love about the lyrics is that Colman calls all of us out.  We ALL question at some point.  But what doesn't change as we question is how much God loves us.  Even while we question him and our beliefs in him he still loves.  The thing that is important to remember about God's love is that it is different than how we love in our humanness. Our love is...tainted.  His love is...pure.  Our love could be diagnosed as unhealthy at times.  His love is healthy. 
Back to the questions.  I think, I believe God is okay with our questions.  Especially the ones about him.  At our core he knows each of us and he knows what prompts the questioning and if we are honest with ourselves it isn't God we so much question as much as we question the institutions and people who claim to follow God.  Poor God (although his feelings aren't hurt), he gets the brunt of people's anger and they direct it toward him when really they are angry at the Church and the people who make up the Church.  That's why he's okay with the questions because he knows that even though we blame shift and say it's about him it really isn't!  His love for us cuts through the crap. 
So, got questions?  That's okay, the one thing you can count on is that HE LOVES YOU. 

The One Thing

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