When Crazy Makes the Most Sense

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“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

The other night I was taking my usual walk around the block with my puppy dog. ¬†(She’s 16 years old, but will always be my puppy dog. ūüôā ) For a moment, as I thought about faith and about Jesus, I had one of those “an outsider looking in moments.” ¬†I’ve had these moments before…it’s when it dawns on me, again, just¬†how baffling “walking with Jesus” seems to people who don’t know Jesus. ¬†It sounds crazy. ¬†It makes no sense if our spiritual eyes have not personally experienced what that means.

I tend to have¬†those outsider looking in¬†moments a lot when I take the time to think¬†about the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit must seem completely absurd to folks who don’t follow Christ. ¬†Yet, when you experience the power of the Spirit, when you know He has interceded on your behalf or has helped to explain the “I can’t explain moments”¬†to your heart, then you know. And, there’s a part of you that doesn’t give a hoot how crazy the rest of the world thinks you are. ¬†His presence in your life is a constant reassurance that you are going the right way.

I’ve mentioned this before but¬†having faith and trusting in the real-ness of the Holy Spirit, kind of reminds me of the movie Field of Dreams. ¬†Outsiders think you are crazy for wanting to build a baseball field in the middle of a cornfield…and if you think about it “logically” it seem crazy to you too…BUT there’s this force, this reassurance, that keeps encouraging you¬†to keep building, to keep moving forward… further up crazy boulevard!

I read the above verse¬†this morning and it reminded me of one particular thought¬†that came to my mind the other night while out on my walk. ¬† I’m not even sure the thought is completely accurate, but I wanted to share it with you all…

What if¬†Christ followers don’t¬†experience¬†significantly¬†less doubt than those who don’t believe in Christ?¬†What if Christ followers have simply discovered where to take and place their doubt?

“I am the light of the world…whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

There’s something amazing about this Truth. ¬†The light of life is a powerful force. ¬†The light of life explains the unexplainable, the light of life gives peace when the only thing that¬†truly makes sense is freaking out. The light of life gives strength and power, when you know there’s nothing left in the tank. The light of life offers comfort and joy and hope¬†in times when those things are completely¬†out of human reach.

“I am the light of the world…whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Sometimes, I think it’s easy to forget to tap into the power that¬†lives¬†right here with us. ¬†We walk along the path and we forget who goes before us. ¬†He guides every step. ¬†We just need to follow¬†where His footsteps are¬†leading.

3 thoughts on “When Crazy Makes the Most Sense

    1. Eileen Post author

      I can see that too sometimes, Larry. Sometimes more in hindsight. Just read this in the Jesus Calling devotional this morning. ” The friendship I offer you is practical and down-to-earth, yet it’s saturated with heavenly Glory. Living in MY Presence means living in two realms simultaneously; the visible world and the unseen eternal reality. I have equipped you to stay conscious of Me while walking along dusty, earthbound paths.”

  1. Betty Draper

    Well I have been called crazy before by even Christian, crazy for doing the things God has told me to do, crazy for forgiving others, crazy for seeing things as Larry said, through a different lens. I expect the world to call me crazy, I didn’t expect the believers to call me crazy. Took me a while to realize that was what they were afraid of, being called crazy. Good post.


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