Saturday, April 11, 2009

Jesus was a Surfer???

I took this picture on my group run in Encinitas... about 20 miles north of San Diego. I couldn't decide if it was blasphemous or profound when I first noticed it. Trying to give the benefit of the doubt, I decided it probably wasn't meant to offend.

This surfer statue can be found in Encinitas,
near the San Elijo Campground.

Regardless of the intention behind it, it makes a good point. If Jesus were physically here today, living in Southern California, there is a good chance He would be a surfer. I say this because when God became a man, He didn't come as a king, a rich man, a ruler... he was an "average" guy. His friends were average men and women. In fact, many of his friends were society's outcasts. So, Jesus... a surfer? Sure, why not?

*Disclaimer
This commentary in no way means to imply that surfers are outcasts. Most of them are fine, dedicated athletes. :)

With that in mind... Happy Easter Everyone! I hope the day is a wonderful, blessed one for all of you.

* Our group run today was 10 miles (a cut-back in miles this week). I joined the group that walks because of my leg. My leg felt great and I enjoyed getting out there! Walking is fun! But not as fun as running. :)

9 comments:

RunToFinish said...

i really enjoy walking..when I am choosing to walk..not being forced to! :)

Melanie said...

wow, that's quite the picture! LOL glad that your leg felt great :)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Happy Easter. :-)

joyRuN said...

I had to take a closer look at the pic - it totally confused me!

Glad your leg felt great.

Oz Runner said...

great picture, and great post....I agree Jesus very well might be a surfer if he walked the earth today...happy easter to you...he is risen indeed

Mark Berry said...

Sara, very interesting. I agree with Oz Runner - key is that he's risen!

Keep posting - it keeps the rest of us thinking!

Mark

Glenn Jones said...

Grat photo! I need to let my sone know so he can search it out when he's surfing down there!

Stephanie said...

Hehe...who knows..

Jes said...

I love that picture!!!