Friday, August 2, 2013

A stiff drink

We're not the only ones who forget God, who get swept up in the world, who lose our bearings and have to be resuced like lost sheep.  We're not the only ones who receive God's gifts wtih greedy hands and make ourselves sick on them. 

Do you ever laugh with delight when you discover sinners in the Bible are so much like you?

[Noah is] told by God to be “fruitful and multiply” [Genesis 9:1,7] which, Noah translates to mean, “Get blind, staggering drunk.” Noah is an outstanding example of where the pursuit of daily bread leads sinners. It pits man against God. Man against himself. Man against his own family.

Indeed, this daily bread distracts and devours us. And yet God seeks and finds us, feeds and cleans us.  For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. (1 Peter 2:25)

And this Shepherd feeds us with wild grace, good wine, and rich food.  Read, sinner, read and relate; read and rejoice in God's extravagant grace towards us.

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