Thursday, April 02, 2009
The Apocrypha, Bel, his priests, the dragon, Daniel, the lions, the prophet Habbukuk, seminary, holy Hot Shots, cow herdin' and me
"For some reason, your effort to make this decision reminded me of a story that's found in the apocrypha, a version of the story of Daniel in the Lion's Den that was ultimately rejected by the protestants. There is another familiar character in the text, Habbakuk the prophet. You can find the text of the story here. Pay particular attention to what happens to Habbakuk."
At the time, all I could think of to say was, "Very cool. Habbakuk: What a 'call'! :-)" -- but now I'm not sure what she mighta been thinkin'. It'd take a real miracle for God or anyone else to find enough hair on top of my head up by to yank me.
What do y'all think?
It's a nice little metaphor for what happens sometimes. We hear the call, and sit around and spin our excuses, and God, who needs us to do what we are called to do NOW, doesn't beat around the bush.
Of course, there's also chest hair, etc. by which we may be dragged. Where's there's God's will, there's always a way.
sometimes, i go read blogs and find that God speaks through them.. like now! i better quit procrastinating and finish this church history paper! eek!