Why do we challenge?
Why do we challenge?
I read a magazine about ‘ life-staking adventurers.’ Among them, I was very impressed by Ranaulph fiennes. He was called one of the best adventurers around. He, an Englishman, crossed many rivers, dangerous deserts for a record-breaking 40 years and explored the north and south poles. With the risks he took, he lost several fingers and had a heart attack so that he was in a coma. However he did not stop doing challenges. Why? He wants to be the first person who explores the unknown world. Then like him why are we doing challenges while living in this world? This world we live in always changes rapidly so that there is nothing fixed. We live in this kind of social change. That’s why we challenge that social change. However there are two types of people in this world; one who accepts social change, and the other doesn’t. There is a big difference between them. That difference is whether they have growth and development or not. One of the types of people who challenge social change grow and develop. But the other who doesn’t challenge such social change has old and fixed ideas. Therefore when we always challenge and look for adventure in this changeable world, we will see great growth and development.
Just as we live for physical challenges, what about for spiritual challenges? The Bible has a mystery which scholars have not yet solved. That mystery is in the book of Genesis 1:26.
Genesis 1:26 God said, “let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let the rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground”.
In verse 26, God did not say ‘my’ but ‘us, our’. We can fully understand this word ‘us, our’ is not singular but plural. That is the mystery of the word ‘us, our’ which even scholars have not yet solved. Then why would God say ‘let us make man in our image, in our likeness’. We can easily understand why God would not say me but us when we look in the book of Genesis 1;27.
Genesis1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
The book of Genesis of chapter 1 verse 27 testifies that God created man in the image of God; male and female. We can easily notice there are two Gods in the book of verse 27. So we call God the Father in the male of image of God. Then what should we call the female of image of God? We should call Her, God the Mother. Therefore the Bible testifies that we have not only God the Father but also God the Mother. If you have a fixed idea that only God the Father exists until now, please break your fixed idea. And then can you try a spiritual challenge to know God the Mother (Heavenly Mother) exists in the Bible? If you do so, God will give you the blessing of salvation.
Faith to Ahnsahnghong!