Monday, June 04, 2007

Throwing rocks at goats

Today I was listening to a brilliant opus by David Asscherick while getting some D vitamins by the pool. The topic was various concrete proofs of the Bible's authenticity, including the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Besides being infinitely powerful, brilliant, and loving beyond any human comprehension, God is also incomprehensively imaginative and downright, well, charming in His ways. Think of all the multiple millions of dollars spent each year sending the most intellectual scientists from the most prestigious institutions who have studied every aspect of archaeology for decades and using the most expensive and advanced technology the 21st century has to offer in hopes of finding shards here and there of material that might just give evidence for this and that in ancient history. Meanwhile, probably the largest and most important historical finding in archaeological history, hundreds of documents, beautifully preserved and sealed from antiquity in tidy time-proof jars, comprising almost the entire Old Testament of His Word is discovered by--a shepherd kid throwing rocks at his goat in a cave.

This is the kind of God I love to worship--who not only answers prayers, points us to Him, and protects the knowledge about Him, but often does it in a completely unexpected and often--may I say it?--amusing way. We don't have to accomplish a lot for God to accomplish His will. And yes, He does have a sense of humor.


Raul Batista (Varonelo) said...

What a curious idea! God has a sense of humor. I've thought of Christ laughing with his disciples on rare occasions, but God the Father? It sounds possible. We laugh and derive benefit from the experience. God on the other hand has so much serious issues to think about, e.g., the suffering and death of those he created that he still hasn't been able to reunite permanently with him, that it seems somehow inappropriate for God to laugh. Smile, perhaps, when a child makes his first faltering steps towards him, but laugh out loud? I'm sorry, but it's not an image of God I care to nurture. Thank you for the excellent post, nevertheless. God bless.

Anonymous said...

Matthew 11:25-26:

At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure."