the beginning and end of everything.

Takes your breath away, doesn’t it? This speaks to something bigger and more glorious than a call-me-maybe crush. It’s brows furrowed in determination and hands clasped if only in spirit and love way past flesh.

All due respect to Mr. Fitzgerald; what he has written is compelling and beautiful and entertaining and stimulating and challenging. The Great Gatsby impacted me as a writer and as a person.

And yet this sentiment he shares . . . stretches far beyond the realm of romance. This stretches far beyond the realm of earthly love, even the deepest, soul-altering, truest earthly love.

My church’s small group wrapped up our second section of Tim Keller’s book Gospel in Life. Tonight’s session reflected on obedience and acceptance. As one friend so eloquently put it, it’s not obedience to get acceptance. With the gospel, and rich grace, it’s acceptance and therefore obedience.

Small semantic shift, but big life impact. 

God loves this world and everyone in it. And that’s the beginning and end of everything.


2 thoughts on “the beginning and end of everything.

  1. Such a beautiful post. Gatsby also impacted me for life when I first read it — in fact, I’m about due for another go at it!

  2. Such eloquent writing Sarah and I love your new profile picture (I know it’s not new today, just forgot to mention it before). This Christ life is really so simple isn’t it? He loves us and that is the beginning and end. So why do we make it so hard? 🙂

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