One dictionary I looked in gave this definition for outrageous; passing beyond reasonable bounds.  It’s a very simple, straight forward definition for a word that sometimes has a different connotation.  Often it used to mean something ridiculous or crazy.  Things that are outrageous can be well planned and under complete control.  It only needs to be something that passes beyond reasonable bounds.

    In my thinking, God fits into that description.  He certainly passes beyond reasonable bounds, as do many of things He created.

    He created the heavens and the earth.  I read that somewhere out in space is a star that we have named Canis Majoris.  If it were placed in the centre of our solar system, its edge would be somewhere around the planet Saturn.  Space itself goes on for ever.  Both of these seem way beyond reasonable bounds.

    He sent His Son to die on the cross to redeem us from our sins.  That certainly passes beyond reasonable bounds.  We need do nothing to earn His love.  He loves us all no matter what we have done in the past or what He knows we will do in the future.  All we need to do to inherit eternal life is to believe on His Son, Jesus.

Published by Ray Richards