The need for prophets

“Everyone more or less believes in God or gods. But most of us do our best to keep God on the margins of our lives, or, failing that, we refashion God to suit our convenience.

Prophets insist that God is the sovereign center, not off in the wings awaiting our beck and call. And prophets insist that we deal with God as God reveals himself, not as we imagine him to be.” — Eugene Peterson, As Kingfishers Catch Fire

We need the prophetic call again. We are making God into our tiny little images once again and we have ceased to be swept away by the grand vision of a great God.

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