Sunday, August 24, 2014
Gathering in Christ
Indeed the river may rage, yet he is not disturbed; he is confident, though the Jordan gushes into his mouth, though he takes it in his eyes, or one pierces his nose with a snare.
In these verses, the whole of the universe is symbolized, and whatever the universe it, it is not tame…. And yet in the beginning, God intended man to control it; the reason he cannot is because he twisted God’s order; instead of recognizing God’s dominion over himself, man became his own god, and by doing so, lost control of everything else….
[What God intended is] mirrored in Jesus Christ -- a perfect oneness between God and man; there is no gap… In the meantime, there is a gap, and the universe is wild, not tame. Every type of superstition pretends it can rule the universe; the scientific quack proclaims he can control the weather, that he has occult powers, and can take the untamable universe and tame it. God says it cannot be done.
Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 236 (8/24)
From Baffled to Fight Better
This photograph is by Liz Burnell.