Monday, January 3, 2011

Redefining Biblical Proportions

Biblical proportions...the phrase conjures up images of grandeur, and of unparalleled destruction. We are talking BIG here people, massive, humongous, YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE YOUR EYES!

I've begun to see biblical proportions in a different way. The proportions are incredibly smaller and quieter. I'm talking about a tiny baby in a manger, in a barn, in the MIDDLE OF NO WHERE! I'm talking about mustard seeds (picture to the left). 

1 Kings 19:11-13
"A hurricane wind ripped through the mountains and shattered the rocks before God, but God wasn't to be found in the wind; after the wind an earthquake, but God wasn't in the earthquake; and after the earthquake fire, but God wasn't in the fire; and after the fire a gentle and quiet whisper. 13When Elijah heard the quiet voice, he muffled his face with his great cloak, went to the mouth of the cave, and stood there."

If you ask me, we should redefine biblical proportions. Maybe then we will stop believing God is speaking to us when hurricanes, earthquakes, and other disasters destroy peoples lives. Maybe we will stop believing God speaks to our enemies loud and clear through our bombs and gunshots. 

I like the new proportions.  

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