The Strangeness of God

Date added: 29/05/2020



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!

(Isaiah 28.21)


Our Father,

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).