Jen Wilkin is a writer, Bible teacher for women, and speaker.While Jen’s choice of Proverbs as her introductory verse and her application of Psalm 139 to women at the end of the book demonstrates an intention to speak to a female audience, the main content of the book is germane to men and women alike.A member from the Westboro Baptist Church, an unaffiliated religious group that self-identifies as a church, said on Saturday the group will picket the school in a so-called praise service, while the rest of the nation struggles to move forward after the tragedy.Solidarity: The community of Newtown, Connecticut showed they stand in support with the families grieving the lives lost in the school tragedy on Friday, with a makeshift memorial near the Sandy Hook Elementary school Westboro, which has been widely described as a hate group, has often courted controversy by promoting an anti-homosexual agenda and picketing military funerals and high profile events to gain publicity.
The problem with all of this is that more information does not bring us more peace and sometimes there are times we should not know everything. An unhealthy interest in the affairs of others is called meddling and 1 Peter ranks it alongside murder and theft. Another example of how we seek to be like our limitless God is in the sadness we feel about changes to things we believed to be unchanging.In every chapter, Jen notes first our own limitations, drawing the contrast between ourselves and our glorious God, to highlight each attribute, one per chapter.At the end of each chapter, she invites the reader to meditate on several Scripture verses related to that attribute and then she gives several questions for reflection.Rather than being ends in and of themselves, these things can be avenues that lead me to a deeper relationship with the Lord.They’re breadcrumbs that I get to follow back the One who is the Bread of Life.This process begins broadly at first, pointing to nature and how awesome events like the rising and setting of the sun communicate to us the glory of God. then finishes with a charge: to embrace being a creature in the world of the Creator, to rejoice over the gifts that we have received, and to relish in the opportunities we have to taste and see that the Lord is good. It was helpful in its practical exhortations and personal (especially chapter 8) in its examples and encouragements.From the outset of the book, Rigney frames his argument for why and how we enjoy the world we inhabit around the triune nature of God and the way we, as His image-bearers, are able to experience and enjoy Him throughout our lives.The tight-knit community of Newtown, Connecticut is numb in the aftermath of the heart-wrenching massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary school on Friday when a gunman killed 20 young students, all aged six and seven, in addition to six adults.As families mourn the lives that were cut short in this unspeakable horror, an extremist group has announced they plan to congregate at the scene of the tragedy and offer praise to God for 'executing his judgement' - an unthinkable act amidst the sorrow overwhelming the quiet town.These allow the reader to personally engage with the teaching and to consider one’s own limitations in light of God’s limitlessness. How can this help one live in better relationship with others?In each chapter, the questions will lead the reader to consider both their vertical relationship with God as well as their horizontal relationship with others.