Simplicity

I’m amazed by simplicity.

For something to look simple, the designer actually had to put a lot of work in to the project.  For an idea to be simple, attention to language, word count, commas, etc. are all important.

I am working on a project describing the Bible for new believers.  The Bible can be a complicated book.  There are many layers to it.  But at its simplest layer it’s the story of God and his people.

We are the ones who bring complication to the Bible, because sometimes we want to use it to justify our ideas, our beliefs and sadly sometimes our prejudices.  But when we get back to the simple idea that it’s the story of God and his people.  It’s a wonderfully amazing book.

Preparing a sermon then my goal is not to be clever, my goal is to communicate the simple message of God and his people.  And ask, “where do I fit, where do we fit, into that story?”

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