Friday, June 24, 2005

A mind teaser

I've been trying to wrap my mind around a couple of things this evening. First, I'm typing this on a very old laptop. It's a Pentium 133 with I believe 32 MB. The good news is that it has MMX technology!! (For those of you that don't know, MMX was supposed to be this awesome thing but it never really fulfilled what was promised.)

This poor laptop has Linux on it. It takes approximately 5 min to get to any given web page and the hardware is so old that I'm afraid to download anything else (truth be told I did download firefox but can't figure out how to install it..stupid linux)

In the age of gigabytes, terabits, and such, it's really amazing to work on this machine and think, "Gosh, someone actually used this at one point for a productive use besides writing a silly blog" It's amazing how technology has advanced.

The second thing that I've been trying to wrap my mind around is some scripture I've just read (prior to turning on the laptop. I see now that I've done this in the wrong order). I've been reading Matthew and one of the things that really interests me is that it says Jesus did/said something so that it fulfilled a prophesy.

We all watch movies where people see/hear the future or something like that and typically it's bad news so people try and change it. Normally in these circumstances you can't or you don't realize what was prosephied about etc. (A good example would be Minority Report where Cruise thinks he's in control but he's really just following the path that was prosephied about him)

So at like 600 BC prophets talked about the Servant, the Messiah, the one to fix everything. And Jesus fulfills them..all of them. The thing I don't know if I get is if Jesus knew what he was doing. I know that he knew he was the Messiah. But did he talk in parables at one point because it was just easier to talk to people that way or because he knew the prophesy and needed to fulfill it.

What are your thoughts?

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