Tuesday, October 9, 2012


what comes to mind when you hear the word "mundane"?


I think of boredom, everyday, run-of-the-mill.

"I feel so mundane with everything,"
said a wonderful friend of mine a few days ago.
I agreed that I'm in the same place.

well, should you type that lovely little word into google, the first definition is this:

1. lacking interest or excitement; dull.

  • "seeking a way out of his mundane, humdrum existence."
we've all been there before, right?
the day to day living, nothing extraordinary or life-changing. routine.

and then the second definition got the wheels in my head turning.

2. of this earthly world rather than a heavenly or spiritual one.

  • "the boundaries of the mundane world."


I still don't know exactly what to think about that.

of all the wonders and beauty here on the planet, it's still mundane.
all the people and things and places, but it has boundaries.
such rich history and information and new technology, and it's mundane.

what does the Earth have to offer? why are we here?

here's a paragraph from John Piper's recent sermon,  
"Why Did God Create the World?"

"The Bible is crystal clear about this: “The heavens declare the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1). If someone asks, “If earth is the only inhabited planet and man the only rational inhabitant among the stars, why such a large and empty universe?" The answer is: It’s not about us. It’s about God. And that's an understatement. God created us to know him and love him and show him. And then he gave us a hint of what he is like  — the universe."

if you think about that..
our mundane things on Earth are here to give God glory,
the very end of our existence.

and then, everything becomes not so.. ordinary.

"if then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, 
where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.  
set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.  
for you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.  
when Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him 
in glory." 
-colossians 3:1-4.

1 comment:

  1. Loved how you put mundane and God in one with a great definition and beautiful verses. <3
    Kaitlyn S.