One year of geekdom, or, Tozer again.

15 May
It’s come to my attention that this little page of geekdom has been here for almost exactly one whole English year. Goodness.
Yeah, in the last week I have misplaced my dearest friend and brother. But there’s no way I can begin to say anything about that on here. I rest amused that the title of the page came from his protestations of "Mel is a geek Mel is a geek Mel is a geek" – I think when we were discussing where the comma should be placed in "God rest ye merry, gentlemen" and I was winning the argument. Ha.
Anyway, I had been thinking for a few weeks about putting some more Tozer up here, because of a lot of quite hardcore things that have happened this term, which have made me realise all over again just how crazily amazing being a Christian is. I’ve always been fascinated by the upside-down values of the Kingdom of God, and there’s a bit of Tozer that sums it up quite nicely. Since Steve was a biiiiiig fan of Tozer, and since it was the first thing on here a year ago, this seems like a good time.
"…The Christian believes that in Christ he has died, yet he is more alive than before and he fully expects to live forever. He walks on earth while seated in heaven and though born on earth he finds that after his conversion he is not at home here…
That he may be safe he puts himself in jeopardy; he loses his life to save it and is in danger of losing it if he attempts to preserve it. He goes down to get up. If he refuses to go down he is already down, but when he starts down he is on his way up.
He is strongest when he is weakest and weakest when he is strong. Though poor he has the power to make others rich, but when he becomes rich his ability to enrich others vanishes. He has most after he has given most away and has least when he possesses most.
He may be and often is highest when he feels lowest and most sinless when he is most conscious of sin. He is wisest when he knows that he knows not and knows least when he has acquired the greatest amount of knowledge. He sometimes does most by doing nothing and goes furthest when standing still. In heaviness he manages to rejoice and keeps his heart glad even in sorrow.
In God’s presence he feels overwhelmed and undone, yet there is nowhere he would rather be than in that presence…."
:o) And you wonder why we’re weird…?

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