We’re Wired Strangely

There are certain things that we do that we cannot explain. These things just happen and I often wonder if it’s God’s way of letting us know we don’t have all the answers.

My son Michael spent Saturday night at his friend Jackson’s house. The apparently stayed up very late because when I went to pick him up, I could see he was exhausted. Jackson’s Mom said that he was up at around 8:00 while Jackson slept until nearly 11:30. My suspicions were confirmed when my son fell asleep in the car on the way home (which is only about 10 mins away).

When he got home, he had some popcorn and promptly fell asleep. My wife wanted me to wake him up for dinner, and when I finally got him on his feet I asked him if he wanted to eat and he nodded that he did. I told him to go wash up.

I was wondering what he was doing and started towards his bedroom when he walked out. He was carrying a pair of his underwear and one of his roller skates. He walked right past me, back out into the Florida room where he was sleeping before, put the roller skate and underwear down on the side table, climbed back under the blanket on the couch and he went right to sleep.

I have no clue what he was thinking. My wife and I were laughing uproariously about the whole thing and sure enough when we woke him up a little later, he had absolutely no memory of what he had done.


I’m reading a great book by Steve Brown called, “What Was I Thinking?: Things I’ve Learned Since I Knew It All.”

It’s a great book because it’s a great wake up call to those who think they’ve figured God and Jesus out. One of the things he talks about is the propensity many Christians have to try and choose God’s friends for Him. We’ve all seen various people who have either dressed differently or looked differently than we have and we’ve made comments either to those around us or to ourselves about those people. Christians often display one of the terrible gifts they have which is that of self-righteousness, yours truly included.

Steve said he has a recurring dream where he’s in heaven and he’s seated at a dinner table with God and a bunch of other people. Amongst those people are drug addicts, criminals, pornographers, etc. He said there was also clergymen and other men of faith. He says God then looks at him and says, “What do you think you’re doing here?”


Andy Stanley had similar wisdom when he said that when we look upon a particular person in a particular way that we need to remember that “God loves that person.”