From the post below:
“We think our madness can bring about the end, just as we sometimes presume that our goodness, effort, insight or perceived progress will create a heaven on earth. But the heaven of our making never arrives, nor does the end toward which our recurring madness seems to point.”
I do not think I have ever heard someone say this before. It is very easy to hold that we cannot bring about heaven while also holding that we can bring about the end. This, however, fails to truly look at history and revelation. God is the Alpha and Omega, King of kings and Lord of all. The quote above is a breath of fresh air filled with hope as well as a reminder of who we really are and who God really is.
I prayed morning Psalms from Miles Coverdale’s translation, an historic and aesthetic blessing from the Anglican tradition.
There was a fatal shooting in our city yesterday, and there’s news of an armed takeover of a Federal building in another state, not to mention the global stuff. Oh, and we have a flood disaster in the middle of the country on the heels of lethal, out of season tornadoes. So Coverdale’s rendition of the Psalmist’s praise to God leaped from the page,
Who stilleth the raging of the sea, and the noise of his waves, and the madness of the peoples. (Psalm 65:7, Coverdale)
The mystery of why and when God declines to wield His “stilling” power won’t be answered by a puny blogger. The perennial questions are always there: Is God powerless? Do sin and death have equal power to arm wrestle with God over the cosmos? Does God inflict these…
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