A Fable to Consider

Consider the fable of six blind men encountering an elephant for the first time.They have no comprehension of what an elephant is, forming their own understanding based on touch: The first, feels the animal’s side and says that an elephant...

God as a Hen

A third word picture for God is found in a not too well know verse, where Jesus says that he wants to collect his people and protect them as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings. With God (specifically Jesus) as a mother hen, we are treated...

God as a Vine

Another word picture to help us better understand God is that he is the vine and we are the branches. In this, God is revealed as the source of nourishment, the giver of life, and the means of support, sustenance, and existence. For us, as vines...

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