There is something backwards about the way God works.
Think of the stories we have in the Bible. God wants to bring salvation to the world through a specific people. God needs to start a nation through an individual, so who does He choose? Maybe a general of a mighty army, someone who could demolish all of God’s foes. Maybe a mighty king, who would have all the wealth in the world, who could buy anything the new nation of God’s chosen people might need. Maybe a mighty religious leader who God could use as his perfect mouthpiece. Who does God choose? A sort of wandering gypsy named Abraham, who is way too old to have children, let alone start a new nation. Continue reading