Monday, September 4, 2017

Is your God too small?

Morning: Psalm 25; 2 Chronicles 6:32-7:7; James 2:1-13
Evening: Psalm 9, 15; Mark 14:53-65

They asked Jesus if he was the Messiah. When he replied, “I am”, they were scandalized – he was not the Messiah they had imagined.  Similarly, when we “lose faith”, maybe it’s that we no longer believe in the God we had imagined.  “Loss of faith” may be a crucial step on the journey of faith.  It may be that letting go of mistaken ideas about God opens us up to a larger faith, much different than before, but truer than we could ever have imagined.

Graham

1 comment:

  1. As I contemplate what might be the source of "the God we had imagined", I perceive that it might in large part be informed by "the God I was told about". This seems to invite two further observations.
    1) It is important how we represent God individually and collectively, and
    2) Experiencing God (whatever that means) is worth pursuing.

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