What Kind of God do we need today?
Where do I hear God's voice the loudest? Certainly not in myth, huddled about the fire, talking tales to dispel the fears of the night. I once looked to the fire, now I seek the trek into the dark, eyes and ears open... senses ablaze. God's voice is in the panting cry of the leopard. What did we turn to when we were the hunted, thee and me? Venus figures, idols to fertility to make enough of us that some might survive. Roll back, roll back through the generations of time... to our foremothers, the God who replaced our young dragged away by the head by the cheetah's teeth to the pile of bones... to the communion feast with her young. then there were Gods of war, when we built walls around our fields which we guarded from each other, Gods who hurled thunderbolts and arrows... then the God of the seeded earth, the God who was killed and planted to rise in the spring.
We don't need such a God today. Jesus was a God of the seeded earth who was planted when the world of Judea was coming to an end in blood and fire, a world that would rise again some day. It is a defeatist world of all will be well, God will take care of His own when all is wasted and gone. We wont survive such a God. We need a God with a microscope and barometer. I am convinced that Yeshua would have handed a teliscope to all who use his image to cast a shadow like an eclipse over the face of God and God's works revield in science. We need a God who says, stop all this wasted effort on wars of greed excused by myth at the expense of the future. Learn, learn, learn again. We need a God who smiles at the student, furrowed brow and bitten nails laboring at her Anthro exam ( praying for thee tonight kiddo )... and says don't rely on rebirth after the apocalypse, but work together to make this world right. We need a rational God... a God of love and of learning... or we need a silent God for a dead world. Well that's me tonight.