Me: Where did everybody else go?
Prodigal: They took off like two hound dogs backed into a porcupine.
Me: We will just continue without them.
This is from Ellen Vaughn
Far too often we trivialize the holy, perceiving God as an extension of ourselves. God is white, just like us. Or black, or Asian, or Hispanic, or whatever. He’s from North America. Or not. God must be a Republican. Or a Democrat. Or most assuredly an Independent. We unconsciously assume He’s whatever we are, just bigger, though He shares our little biases, quirks, and opinions. No. God is huge. Mysterious. Multidimensional….We live in a land that has largely lost a sense of holy reverence, let alone the transcendent. Most everything is assessed by the criterion, “how does it affect me?” In a supremely self-referential culture it’s hard to conceive of anything that is so wholly Other.
That is why today, you think God is not powerful enough. You think He is like you. God can do so much more than you can. That is why we can trust Him with this day.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Jennifer Van Allen