Voice of the Day: Brueggemann

“Did you know that the Bible never uses the word create with a human subject? We may “make” or “form” or “fabricate,” but only God creates, only God works a genuine new possibility, a new thing beyond our expectations and our extrapolations. It belongs to the mystery and holiness of God to call to be that which is not yet. Because this is God’s world, the world is not closed, either by our hopes or by our fears.”

 — Walter Brueggemann, The Collected Sermons of Walter Brueggemann

It’s always good to be reminded that the world is not limited by our actions or even our imaginations.