The Ferocity of God’s Love is Not Safe but it is Good

Weekend Musings

Anne Dillard (Teaching a Stone to Talk)Our approaches to worship are too familiar.

We have boldness to go into the throne room of God through the blood of an eternal covenant (Ephesians 3:12; Hebrews 13:20) but we should never equate that boldness with flippancy.

When I think of passages like Exodus 11-12 and the ferocious love of God for his people I am reminded of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard’s quote in Teaching a Stone to Talk.

… It is madness to wear ladies’ straw hats and velvet hats to church; we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to our pews.”

— Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk


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