The reason why God doesn’t show his face is because he stands behind a wall that can be broken.
While passion may induce some people to exaggerate, it may drive others to be all the more meticulous and accurate so as not to compromise the credibility of the message they wish to communicate. As you’ll see, we think the authors of the Bible took this meticulous and accurate road.
The supernatural is not as it claims, for it is inherently unnatural; it seeks to separate us from our natural world.
Everything we do for God will be the overflow of intimacy with God.
God cares about every area of our lives, and God wants us to ask for help.
We all have a thirst for wonder. It’s a deeply human quality. Science and religion are both bound up with it. What I’m saying is, you don’t have to make stories up, you don’t have to exaggerate. There’s wonder and awe enough in the real world. Nature’s a lot better at inventing wonders than we are.
Rest in the knowledge that God is both abundantly gracious and ridiculously generous.
If you are too good to look after God’s trash, you are not good enough to look after God’s treasure.
One of the essential paradoxes of Advent: that while we wait for God, we are with God all along ,that while we need to be reassured of God’s arrival, or the arrival of our homecoming, we are already at home. While we wait, we have to trust, to have faith, but it is God’s grace that gives us that faith. As with all spiritual knowledge, two things are true, and equally true, at once. The mind can’t grasp paradox; it is the knowledge of the soul.
If human help fails, God will never forsake thee.