Marble Hearts, Soil Art

“Theology doesn’t become theology until life happens…God is so gracious that He will take even our utterly horrible response to life and chisel it into something deeper, richer, realer foundation…” God can take our honest emotions and draw us deeper into Him when we are truly seeking to know Him.

J.S. Park



Theology does not become theology until life happens.

What I mean is: most people can say they trust God and have faith and know Him, but life has a way of drawing out what we really believe.

This is a good thing. God is so gracious that He will take even our utterly horrible response to life and chisel it into a deeper, richer, realer foundation — for a root that blooms fruits which last in our toughest seasons.

So when we vent, blow up, act out, shake a fist, flip a table, or shut down: God can shape each of these into a part of us so that our experiences sculpt a theology that works. He takes the particular jagged edges of life to carve one more polished edge into our marble hearts. It is like grounding a foreign plant into new soil, which takes time: but God is…

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