A Restless God

St. Augustine famously said: “The heart is restless, O God, until it rests in thee.”  But perhaps we should also say “God is restless, O heart, until God rests in thee.”

The transcendent and holy power to which the scriptures bear witness is restless, moving, stirring, shaking, leading, calling, summoning, cajoling, threatening, pushing and pulling the world somewhere.  God is not a defender of the status quo; God is a defender of widows and orphans.  God is a god restless to create, restless to redeem, restless to set right our hearts and our world.

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About dkbonde

Pastor, Los Altos Lutheran Church
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