Transformed by the Grasp

There’s little that is sweeter than having a baby fall asleep in your arms.  It’s simply a feeling that lights you up in hard-to-describe ways.  It’s something about their peace and coziness lying there.  You feel their warmth and softness, and you’re sure you could put off whatever else you thought you needed to do.  Why not just stay here?

Peter Rollins talks about a baby in our arms as being a good starting image for understanding God.  Even long before a baby can register two cents’ worth of facts about the one holding them, they are being shaped by the holding.

Or as Rollins says it…

“We are like an infant in the arms of God, unable to grasp but being transformed by the grasp.”

For some reason, today, I really like that sentence.

So consider it blogged.

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