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I’ve just started watching the US version of The Office.
I know, I know, I’m a little late on the bandwagon but I finally got on board!
I don’t know why I never watched it before. It’s not like I was opposed to it, I just never committed to watching the show. Now I have seen it I can’t believe I haven’t watched it earlier.
The characters are hilarious. And the situations that are created are so awkward and uncomfortable.
The reason why it’s so funny to watch is because it’s so relatable. The show certainly amplifies the personalities but if you’ve been in enough workplaces you’d be able to place your own colleagues into the show. Comparing the show’s characters to your own situation is not just humorous but it can also help you see work situations from a different perspective. And even lighten some moments at work that could otherwise bring great frustration.
In a similar way, the Bible tells stories that reflect our own lives today too. They may be in a different time and place but they can often reflect things that are happening in our own world.
Moses doubting his own ability, David not getting credit for all his hard work, Peter being corrected for his narrowmindedness… There is often a situation in the Bible that reflects things that are going on in our lives.
The extra benefit we get beyond not feeling alone is we learn how God has intervened in these lives. That is the same God we worship today and the same God who is keen to intervene in our lives as well.
So whatever you are going through know that there is wisdom in the Bible to guide us through and it’s gives us great peace of mind to know that God is as much a part of our lives as he is a part of those written in scripture.
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.