If I pick up an object, rectangular in shape, with many pages inside and bound along an edge, we can all agree that I have a book in my hand. But we'd be wrong to say that the noise that comes out of my mouth, "book", is the same thing as the object I hold. The word "Book" is a label we have agreed to attach to that object so that we can talk about it.
"God" is also a label we have attached to the Creator. Just as with the book, we'd be foolish to think that the sound that comes out of our mouth, "God", is the same as the Creator. Unlike the book, though, we must make an additional confession when speaking about God. We must confess that we do not understand that about which we are speaking. it is not possible for us to contain God in the box of our understanding. That's a tough lesson to learn. Come join us for a discussion of how we confuse ourselves with words by clicking HERE for audio and HERE for text.
Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.