The Strangeness of God
Date added: 29/05/2020
THE STRANGENESS OF GOD
For the Lord will rise up as on Mount Perazim,
he will rage as in the valley of Gibeon;
to do his deed - strange is his deed! -
and to work his work - alien is his work!
you are a wild God,
yet we try to tame you;
you exiled your people,
gave up your Son,
raised up a convict,
for our welcome home:
you are a free God,
yet we try to cage you.
© Graham Kings, Nourishing Connections (Canterbury Press, 2020).
First published in the Church Missionary Society Prayer Paper 1987 and Mission Theology Advisory Group, Anne Richards (ed.), Transparencies: Pictures of mission through prayer and reflection (Churches Together in Britain and Ireland and Church House Publishing, 2002).