God-Shaped Holes

““My people have committed a compound sin: they’ve walked out on me, the fountain of fresh flowing waters, and then dug cisterns— cisterns that leak, cisterns that are no better than sieves. “ (Jeremiah 2:13, The Message) Blaise Pascal famously said that we humans were created with a God-shaped hole in our souls. This longing/desire […]

A Hidden God and His Icon

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation; (Colossians 1:15, HCSB) In Paul’s letter to the church of Colossae, we come to what most scholars consider a hymn of the early church. There are two stanzas which basically repeat the same idea in 1:15-17 and 1:18-20. The hymn is steeped […]