Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Is God a Sphinx?

The Sphinx is a mythical figure appearing in both Greek and Egyptian traditions, although the Egyptian Sphinx is considerably kinder than his Greek counterpart. One of the roles of the Sphinx is to act as a guardian over tombs or holy places. We often see the famous photo's of the Great Sphinx of Giza protecting the Pyramids in the background.

Sometimes we are tempted to think that God is a Sphinx and that all he does is stand lifelessly guarding our world. He is there, but has no power to intervene or to actually do something. Although how God chooses to work, is a mystery to me, I do believe that He is alive.

"Christians believe in a God who speaks. Ours is not a silent God who sits, sphinx-like, looking out unblinking on a world in agony ... He speaks because he loves us. Love always seeks to communicate." - Donald Coggan

Exodus 33:11 - "The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend."

How do you feel?

Pray to the Lord, believing that he is not just ignoring your prayers, but is actively listening to every word that you are speaking.

Living in Grace

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