Thursday, 5 July 2012
After he killed the priests of Baal Elijah said to the Lord, "'It is enough ; now Lord, take away my life, for I am not better than my ancestors.'" 1Kings 19:4b. (NRSV)
But God fed him and showed him a mighty wind, an earthquake, and a fire. But God was not in these spectacular, violent events.
God was in the "sound of sheer silence" 1Kings 19:12b (NRSV) that followed.
To me this means that God does not act in spectacular, violent ways.
God is non-violent (harmless).
(Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.)
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