Roman 9:21 “A potter has the right to do whatever he wants with his clay. He can make something for a special occasion or something for everyday use from the same lump of clay.”
The gospel says that we, who are God‘s beloved, created a cosmic crisis. It says we, too, were stolen from our True Love and that he launched the greatest campaign in the history of the world to get us back. God created us for intimacy with him. When we turned our back on him he promised to come for us.
He sent personal messengers; he used beauty and affliction to recapture our hearts. After all else failed, he conceived the most daring of plans. Under the cover of night he stole into the enemy’s camp incognito, the Ancient of Days disguised as a newborn. The Incarnation, as Phil Yancey reminds us, was a daring raid into enemy territory. The whole world lay under the power of the evil one and we were held in the dungeons of darkness.
God risked it all to rescue-us. Why? What is it that he sees in us that causes him to act the jealous lover, to lay siege both on the kingdom of darkness and on our own idolatrous as if on Troy-not to annihilate, but to win us once again for himself? This fierce intention, this reckless ambition that shoves all conventions aside, willing literally to move heaven and earth-We’ve been offered many explanations.
From “The Sacred Romance” by Brent Curtis & John Eldredge
- I’m a Believer (Guest Post Tammy Bolt Werthem) (whiterthansnow.org)
- To Recapture Your Heart (hiking2christ.org)
- Book review : The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge (mrthekidd.wordpress.com)
- Unrighteous Hearts Before a Just God (vineandbranchworldministries.com)
- Pray. . . (thoughtfulspot.typepad.com)
- Our Pictures of Love (hiking2christ.org)
- In Which i speak to Myself as Much as to Anyone Else (thoughtfulspot.typepad.com)
- Pray for our Leaders. . .for Our Children’s Sakes (thoughtfulspot.typepad.com)