I trembled at the voice of God
A voice of love and thunder deep
With love He means to save us all
And Love has chosen you and me
I’m going to try to read my Bible through in a year. I’ve never done it, though I’ve tried a few times. But I haven’t read many non-favorite books in so long (i.e., anything besides Psalms and a few short New Testament books) that I think this discipline will be exciting and much-needed. So far I’ve kept up faithfully for six days. Once school starts, 'twill be much more difficult, but I shall pray for grace. Here’s an excerpt from my journal entry today:
Today’s reading is exciting stuff! Abram and Lot come back from Egypt, Abram lets
“I will take nothing but what the young men have eaten, and the share of the men who went with me.”
And this last may have been referring to his allies. This is also where Melchizedek, king of
As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. And behold, dreadful and great darkness fell upon him.
It’s a bit of the “love and thunder from Andrew Peterson, a glimpse of the wildness of Lewis’ Untame Lion. Maybe it also carries hints of the “kabod,” the glory of the Lord that some Boundless articles lately have suggested we don’t think of much or take seriously. And it finally reminds me very much of Till We Have Faces, and the fearful beauty that must be hid in darkness. For to behold it truly, now, would mean death.