Chasing Jesus

Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21

When we use words, images and pictures to communicate who God is and what God has done, we speak of God as shepherd, mother, fire, cloud and love. We relate to God using ideas that are common to our shared human experience because that is all we know how to do. Thus the scripture writers speak of God anthropomorphically, and God becomes a father with two bewildered sons in Jesus’ parable or, as God was for my grandparents, a lawyer and a doctor. Speaking of God in human terms helps us know God.

 

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