Over the last couple of days I have been catching up on some of my favourite blogs – always a refreshing and enlightening thing to do after a long break.
I have particularly been struck by the visual images of some of these blogs which reminded me of a quote from one of the Mosaic Bible devotionals by Sally Morgenthaler:
One day I realized that the Psalms I’d just read were staring back at me in stubborn little flowers pushing their way through the cold earth of early spring…. A parched matrix of cracks in a creek bed pictured the spiritual dehydration described in Psalm 42: 1-3 “As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for God, the living God.” The bent cattail in the pond became a metaphor for Psalm 147:3; “He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.” An explosion of meadow flowers in a remote valley pictured the unbridled joy of salvation described in Psalm 21: 1-2 “How the king rejoices in your strength, O Lord! He shouts with joy because you give him victory. For you have given him his heart’s desire, you have withheld nothing he requested.”
We all could use fewer bullet points and more encounters with God.
Here are a few recommendations of blog reading from ones that you may not be familiar with.
I love Dave Perry’s visual theology and have particularly enjoyed reflecting on some of the posts in his series on Imagining the lectionary. Here are two of my favourites with much food for thought and contemplation: