Never what you expect


God is never what Pharaoh, Ahab, and Herod expect. There is a shocking, almost comic quality about the annunciations one finds in Scripture. Angels announce to shepherds standing in a field of sheep dung the birth of a king clothed in rags. A figure clad in white announces to John of the Apocalypse the majestic Lion of the Tribe of Judah, but when he turns to look there’s only a slain and bloody lamb (Rev. 5:5,6). In biblical experience, what you see isn’t necessarily what you get. This is the mystery of God as Deus absconditus.

–Belden C. Lane
The Solace of Fierce Landscapes

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