No one is Ordinary who serves an Extraordinary God: The God of the Mundane

GodoftheMundaneThe God Of The Mundane: Reflections on Ordinary Life for Ordinary People by Matthew Redmond

“We are not saved from mediocrity and obscurity, the ordinary and the mundane. We are saved in the midst of it. We are not redeemed from the mundane. We are redeemed from the slavery of thinking our mundane life is not enough.”

The teaser on the back of this book says,

This is a book about pastors, plumbers, dental hygienists, and stay-at-home moms. It finds grace and mercy in chicken fingers, smiles from strangers, and classic films, and ultimately convicts us of something Matt Redmond has learned himself: there is a God of the mundane, and it’s not about what we do for him. It’s about what he does for us.

A Christian sister once asked me this question: “When the disciples cast lots for a disciple to replace Judas, it fell on Matthias. We don’t hear anything about him afterwards. Why do you believe that is?” After thinking about this for a moment, this was my reply: Think about this: Most of the original 12 disciples are not mentioned much outside of the Gospels. What do we hear about Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, Thaddeus? Most of them didn’t go on missionary journeys or write letters that have been included in our Scriptures. We don’t really know what they did after Christ’s ascension, but we can probably assume that they plugged into a local church where they served and taught while working at a mundane, secular job, just like the typical Christian man does now Continue reading “No one is Ordinary who serves an Extraordinary God: The God of the Mundane”