Thursday, December 4, 2008

What scares you?

Two weeks ago Jani and I were in Dallas. On a free afternoon we drove over to Dallas Seminary and noticed a display honoring Dr. Howard Hendricks. Below his photograph was this quotation, etched in glass:

"I live with the dread of tame, domesticated Christianity. I fear for my students that they will chase after what they want -- and therefore miss what God wants."

Interesting. The single statement this man is to be remembered for highlights what scares him. Notice the operative words "dread" and "fear."

What scares you? Does getting what you want scare you? Or does missing what God wants scare you?