The Feast of Trumpets is just days away – the opening of God’s solemn judgment, according to Hebrew understanding. And now the question arises…
Has modern Israel – and modern humanity – subconsciously begun to think of God as a tired, frail and very elderly man?
You may know of a 90-year-old whose grumpy judgementalism you overlook hoping he will forget what he said…
Even if he is “only” 5,784 years old (according to the rabbis count back to Adam)… that’s pretty old. Like Father Time. Maybe he used to be a feisty, passionate Warrior-Judge in his younger days, but is no longer someone to be reckoned with?
Having lately being around people in their 80s, and seeing what age can do to us, has lead me to ask these questions – on behalf of myself and the surrounding society. Just asking these very questions helps me understand how humans so easily think of God in our terms, as like us, in our image.
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