Sunday, December 13, 2015

Holy Other

Today's readings: Obadiah 1:1-21, Revelation 4:1-11, Psalm 132:1-18, Proverbs 29:24-25

Today we revisit the strange angelic beings that we first met in Daniel. They have odd faces, and six wings, and eyes all over. Very strange. But this points to the "otherness" of God. He has told us to call Him our Father, and we rightly do so. But He is not a human. He is holy, which means set apart. His ways are not our ways, and His thoughts are not our thoughts. As Lewis puts it in The Chronicles of Narnia, He is not a tame lion.

But He is good.

We can trust God with our lives. With our eternal lives, even. But we should never start thinking that we've got God figured out. Just when you think you've got Him, He will surprise you.

Thank You, God, for being so big and awesome and other that I can put all of my hope and confidence in You.


Marcia Tapp said...

He is good and full of surprises!

julie reedy said...

Our God is an awesome God......🎼🎀