Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lost Abrahams

I wonder how many “Abrams” have never become “Abrahams” because of the church?

What if Abraham had taken his calling…to go kill his kid…to the elder’s board…or his small group…if he’d called the prayer chain and asked for prayer about it…he’d never have been called, “A friend of God”…but likely have been called a patient in the local nut-house or an inmate in the local jail…


Seems to me like the “umbrella of protection” that the church talks about is exactly that…a covering which goes over a person’s head…to put a barrier between them and that which falls down from heaven…

And, how many “Jacobs” have never become “Israel” because we’re not taught to question things…to wrestle with God…because of that “umbrella of protection”…


Seems to me it’d be prudent for the church to ask why we need a barrier between us and the life giving water that falls from heaven…and to really think about what this “umbrella” is sheltering us from? That which we need protection from comes from below…not above.


Figures that we “truth” have that upside down, too…




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