THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The loneliness of God looking for his partners, Adam and Eve, in the Garden; the grief of God before the flood; the head-shaking exasperation of God at Babel—all these, God knows, he will have to continue to experience. And worse—there will be numerous further acts of judgment as well as mercy as the story unfolds. But unfold it will. The overarching picture is of the sovereign Creator God who will continue to work within his world until blessing replaces curse, homecoming replaces exile, olive branches appear after the flood and a new family is created in which the scattered languages can be reunited. That is the narrative which forms the outer frame for the canonical Old Testament.
... N. T. Wright (b. 1948), Evil and the Justice of God, InterVarsity Press, 2013, p. 53 (see the book; see also Isa. 51:11; Gen. 3:9; 6:6; 8:11; 11:5-8; Isa. 35:10; Acts 2:6; more at Blessing, Exile, Experience, God, Grief, Judgment, Knowledge, Loneliness, Mercy, Scripture)

 
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