the name

I’m young. But I’ve seen enough to refuse, with full certainty, the idea that everything in life is happenstance.

There is this hope that I’ve come to know, even when I’ve no reason to hope. I can feel restoration coming, even if I couldn’t feel further from being whole.

There is no night of the soul too dark to lead me back home. There is no night of the soul too dark to lead you back home.

Everything that affirms this is a reflection of something great and quiet–something simple and mysterious.

“Books of theology tend to define God by what he is not: God is immortal, invisible, infinite. But what is God like, positively?” – Phillip Yancey The Jesus I Never Knew

Life is not about having all of the answers to what God looks like. The end goal of this is not to have a thesis statement about who God is, because I honestly don’t think I can categorize him like how I want to categorize everything else I come in contact with. Good. Bad. Trustworthy. Selfish.

But if Jesus was made in the image of the invisible God, and we were too, and he created the earth, and scripture is living and breathing, then maybe there will always be things to learn, to discover, to be in awe of, and to share and relish in with others.

“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:15-17

This is an attempt to reflect in awe on the nature of God, the man called Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the beauty of the earth that is in His likeness. This is a pursuit of joy and worship and the kind of transformation that follows those two.

“We are the image of the invisible.” – Thrice


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