Naked Pastor says, on 9th October, "I personally don’t believe in an intervening God… a God that shows up when we need him and disappears when we don’t. I believe in miracle in the sense that everything is miracle, that God is so interwoven in our world and life that it is all miraculous. The very special times when we conclude God has intervened are actually moments when our blinders have been taken off and we see what has always been. What we call a “miracle” is actually, in my opinion, an intersection of God’s constant activity and our comprehension of it".
I think that's a great quote. A REALLY great quote. One of my biggest problems, and I think I'm probably not alone, is that I'm looking at God through the wrong end of the telescope, trying subconsciously to reduce Him to a little pocket elf that I can keep handy for when I need something done. This quote reminds me that He's way way bigger than I can possibly imagine and He's in charge. This is of course actually a great relief, especially after today, when I've spent time today with two prisoners, one in each jail, whose problems are overwhelming. And more worryingly still I've realised yet again how many prisoners there are whom I've barely spoken to at all. I'm unable to fix any of them but I "know a 'man' who can"...
Btw, I got the picture at the start of this post here. It made me smile. I'm such an incredible cynic by nature - terribly so - that I've wondered many many times how God EVER managed to cause me to have faith. I'm SO not naturally religious. I love how the man walking through this amazing miracle is thinking "fluke" and I love it because deep down I fear that's exactly what I would have been thinking.
"Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!" Mark 9:24.
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