My Lord, and my God
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
As part of the Lenten devotional book readings, we suggested reading or re-reading, The Pilgrim’s Progress of John Bunyan. I took my own advice and am in the process of reading it again…something I do about every three or four years.
I read the other day concerning Christian and Faithful’s travel through Vanity Fair. The pair was arrested among other things, for their speech. They spoke “the language of Canaan.” It got me thinking about a phrase that has become all too common, even among Christians. The phrase? “Oh, my God.” There is even the “omg” icon all over the internet.
I’m not sure Moses or Aaron would have used that phrase as a throw-away expression. I’m quite sure none of the disciples would have used the phrase–though Thomas did utter “My Lord and my God!” in a much different setting, specifically when he saw the risen Christ for the first time.
The “omg” phrase does not respect and reverence our God. Our language should be different from the words of the world.