To truly appreciate this jigsaw, refrain from using Scissors and glue…

My theology would be so beautifully systematic, were it not for those bible verses that don’t quite fit.
 Maybe  I should allow myself to do a Luther and dismiss them  as straw….Then again, I am remembering the humility of a liberal lecturer when I was at Uni whose lectures could occasionally be a deliberate red rag to the Evangelical bull: “I need the Bible.” His comment silenced me then. Stopped me in my arrogant tracks. The memory of his words have stayed with me.
So I guess I will just have to allow those pieces of the jigsaw to stare at me as I stare at them. I want to be the one who blinks first. My fear is that I will shut my eyes before the stare out has done its work….So for tonight Isaiah 45 verse 7 and I continue to stare at one another since reading it recently: “I create light and I make the darkness.  I send good times and bad times.”
But, wait a minute! I  know, I will check all the translations until I find one that sounds nicer!
“KJV”…bad idea, not helpful at all. Lets see then, what  else?​…”Young’s Literal Translation”…. should have known better…..The Amplified….the…
God bless

2 comments on “To truly appreciate this jigsaw, refrain from using Scissors and glue…

  1. Paul Read says:

    Esv l make well being and create calamity. See also Amos 3:6.


  2. Angela says:

    As CS Lewis wrote: Aslan is not safe. He is a lion.
    I hope you had good refreshing sleep after staring that verse down, Kenny!


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