I have, thankfully, never been posterized. A posterization is a sports related term when someone on the other team makes an amazing play and you end up being the one being scored upon or knocked out. The moment in time ends up on a poster hung on some kids wall.
I love playing the game of basketball, and while I’m not a huge fan of the NBA until the playoffs begin I do like a good posterization every now and then. This past weekend, Blake Griffin, posterized two guys with two awesome dunks in the same game. The first dunk is just AMAZING!
Gungor is new to the music scene and recently released a video on YouTube portraying images related to their song “God is not a white man.” I love the song, and the video is lots of fun too. It’s kind of funny that in my head I always think of God as an old, white man.
When I went to YouTube to see the comments I was immediately struck by a comment left by neoctopusos.
“what a stupid video; totally irrealistic. If God loves terrorists, i wonder whether god loves also the terrorists victims.”
This is the great thing about our God. That He loves us in spite of us. In reality, we were or are all terrorists against God. God passionately pursues His lost kids regardless of who they are, or what they have done. God’s pursuit is not based upon our value or worth. We call this Grace. Instead it is the very fact that we are pursued by God that makes us valuable and worthy. God knows that when He catches us He will change us, but unless we are caught we are destined to be His enemy.
The song is about the character of God, and not the wickedness of mankind. Therefore, we should not confuse God’s passionate pursuit of us, compelled by His love for us, with a tolerance of our wickedness. One of the outcomes of being captured by God and through the concentration of our affections toward Him is that we are made new. Therefore, how we might have identified ourselves today is destined to change tomorrow until time is undone.
But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, how much more, since we have been reconciled, will we be saved by his life? Romans 5:10
So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away – look, what is new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.