Sunny Days in Heaven
Spiritual/Political/Philosophical Blog on the Nature of Truth and Falsehood and Heaven

Wednesday, February 25, 2004  


"It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of a living God." Hebrews

This is truer than most recognize. People often ask, "Why doesn't God just show himself? Then I'd believe."

But he doesn't often appear, and the reason is like the man in the movie said, "You want the truth!? You can't handle the truth!"

Make that a capital T, and you have a matter of fact. For some strange reason, God's holiness, his being makes us want to flee in utter shame. His purity is such that our imperfectness causes us to run in terror from that total reality and contrast in natures. It is a fire that we cannot handle, indeed.

And so God tries to gradually draw us into his fire like the proverbial frog in a pan of cold water. That's what a life of prayer does - allows God to gradually heat up the water, or turn up the flame until we can handle the Truth.

The Gospels are a way for God to try to get the frog into the pan to start with.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 11:58 AM |