Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Why did God really make a farmer?

Who says Genesis is irrelevant?  I must admit, when we started on The Story Challenge last week, I wouldn't have imagined that our reading would relate to what was arguably the most popular ad of last weekend's Super Bowl: Dodge Ram's "So God Made a Farmer" spot. In case you missed it, you can see it here:  

Hopefully you were able to read chapter one of The Story, and ponder these words that God spoke to Adam:

"Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat food from it
all the days of your life.
It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.
By the sweat of your brow
you will eat your food 
until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
and to dust you will return."

God DID make a farmer, but it was the consequence of Adam and Eve breaking God's command not to eat from the tree of life. After last week's reading and seeing that ad, hopefully you felt Biblically knowledgeable, and culturally relevant as well!

A few of you are just joining us and getting your books this week (welcome!) and a few of you haven't been able to put The Story down and are chapters ahead. Wherever you're at in your reading, I'm glad you're on board! Up next: Chapter 2, "God Builds a Nation".  Try to finish it by Sunday February 10th to stay on pace. Infertility, favoritism and love triangles.....come to think of it, those issues sound like the makings of a memorable Super Bowl ad! 

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