God breastfeeds?

Well, not literally. But as I’ve said earlier, all language about God has got to be metaphorical. We just can’t get our head or our words around all of who He is, so we describe Him by coming at Him from different directions, each new perspective offering a metaphor that somehow all adds up to show a better bigger picture of who He is.

And breastfeeding is one of those metaphors.

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What a friend we have in Jesus

All our sins and griefs to bear! / What a privilege to carry / Everything to God in prayer!

Are you singing along in your head?

The old hymn talks about the friendship of Jesus in the solace he provides, the comfort in trials, and the courage in temptations. But this year I’ve been thinking more about what the friendship of Jesus might involve by reflecting on what my exclusively human friends are like.

There are a whole pile of images of God in the bible that help us understand what God is like. Because, let’s be honest, He’s pretty hard to get our heads around. So these images function as metaphors to help us understand the transcendent and the immanent aspects of God’s character.

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