A brilliant quote from Eugene Peterson about friendship with God:
“God’s friendship didn’t install Abraham on an oasis where he slept on a hammock strung between date palms, refreshing himself with a swim in the pool between naps. God’s friendship meant leaving home, long journeys, dangerous ventures, doubt-filled actions, difficult obedience. Karl Bath, perhaps our most perceptive theologian in getting inside the biblical stories, wrote concerning Abraham, “He must pass from a well-known past to a future which is only just opening up”
At Kingsgate these words need to ring loud in our ears and to capture and enthral our hearts. We “must pass from a well-known past to a future which is only opening up”.