Poetic Prophets – The Languange of Imagination

Is it worth the effort of finding fresh and imaginative ways to describe faith?\r\nRead what Eugene Peterson says about the prophet Zechariah …\r\n……………………………….

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Zechariah reinvigorated imaginations with his visions and messages.

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The visions provided images of a sovereign God\r\nthat worked their way into the lives of the people …

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The messages forged a fresh vocabulary\r\nthat gave energy and credibility\r\nto the long-term purposes of God being worked out in their lives.

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Zechariah’s enigmatic visions,\r\nworking at multiple levels,\r\nand his poetically charged messages\r\nare still at work,\r\nlike time capsules in the lives of God’s people …┬áreleasing

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insight\r\nand hope\r\nand clarity

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for the people whom God is using to work out his purposes\r\nin a world that has no language\r\nfor God\r\nand the purposes of God.

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from Eugene Peterson’s Introduction to Zechariah, The Message

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