|My sewing station / business desk / bedside table / scripture reading study.|
(Side note: Did you know that if you google "scripture reading chart" all the results are Mormon, but if you google "scripture reading plan" they are not. What does it mean?? I guess I come by my fetish for charts honestly.)
So far I'm on Leviticus 15, way ahead of schedule. And I'm reading Jehovah and the World of the Old Testament, a sort of LDS-geared reference digest, as I go. And I have to tell you, I'm loving it. I don't have to give myself consequences or pep talks to keep going--I'm drawn to reading each day like I am with any other good book.
|I've had this scripture color code going for years. I need to spend some time transferring all the orange highlighting from my old scriptures to the new ones so I can just thumb through and find all my favorite sections on the atonement.|
Whenever my deep-thinking children get tied up in a theological conundrum (Who created God? Why are some people bad? How could God create Satan?), I tell them to try to explain algebra to Betsy (or whoever is our current little one). Algebra is true, Betsy is smart, but trying to explain it to her in her current state of maturity is totally futile.
I think it must be similar for us humans trying to understand God. He's real, and we'll be able to understand him one day. But for today, he's beyond our grasp. So in the meantime, we have parables and symbols and rituals that let us glimpse him, start to get the gist. Truth in the form we can swallow. And as we study and live that, we become more like him, ready to understand more about him.
So yes, I'm well on my way to becoming one of those annoying people who raves about the joys of Isaiah.