“In both of these stories someone gives a very small but specific, tailored compliment that has a big impact on the recipient. “
“One of them is a story about a world corrupted by greed and sin, where a giant ship is constructed to save the remnants of humanity from a terrible calamity that befalls the earth, where the only surviving humans must wait on this ship until the earth is safe to inhabit again, and in which a small white creature is sent to scour the earth and bring back a green plant as a sign of life…… and the other is in the old testament.”
God is so far above human comprehension and his plans are so amazing that he has no trouble conveying messages through things which were originally meant for something completely different. Including power metal, apparently.
“…And it is, simply and always, God. Your innermost sense of who you are has to be that you are created in God’s image and perfectly known and loved.”
Sometimes God gently coaxes us out of the boat and into the water. Sometimes he just shoves us overboard. But either way, he never lets us drown.