Thursday, 10 February 2011
Is God a dragon?
So, is God a dragon?
It fascinates me that people have used imagery to describe God for thousands of years. Sometimes these images are helpful for us and at other times they seem unreal. Obviously every generation and culture has a different way of relating to God, especially if there are other gods to compete with.
When I read the following words in Psalm 18, I immediately thought of a dragon. Tell me, if you think the same. It just goes to show that we must be careful not to read scripture out of it's context...
"Smoke poured from his nostrils;
fierce flames leaped from his mouth.
Glowing coals blazed forth from him.
He opened the heavens and came down;
dark storm clouds were beneath his feet.
Mounted on a mighty angelic being, he flew
soaring on wings of the wind." - Psalm 18:8-10 (NLT)
What are you thinking? Let me know sometime...
Living in Grace,