Friday, 21 March 2014

Scaremongering Scarecrows

Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field, and they cannot speak;
they have to be carried, for they cannot walk.
Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, 
nor is it in them to do good.  
here is none like you, O Lord; you are great, and your name is great in might. 
Who would not fear you, O King of the nations?   For that is your due; 
Jeremiah 10:5-6

The idea of God being no more than a scarecrow in a field at first glance seems quite ridiculous!
  • If we ignore the wonders of creation, and take little care of the world which has been entrusted to our corporate stewardship...
  • If I fail to respond the sacrifice of Jesus and the gift of eternal life.
  • If I do not react to the nudging of the Holy Spirit, urging us to help, speak to or pray for others.
Then I deny the power and authority of God and relegate him to being no more significant than a scarecrow in a cucumber field.
My call :/