So often the Bible seems centuries and light years away. I struggle to connect with the old metaphors and ancient agricultural society.
I have a hunch, I’m not the only one.
What does it mean to know that Jesus is the Good Shepherd when the only place you’ve encountered sheep is at a petting zoo? How can you understand the promise of a land overflowing with honey when you buy yours in a bear-shaped bottle? Can you grasp the urgency of Jesus’ invitation to abide in the vine when you shop for grapes at a local grocery store?
Scripture is written in an agrarian context, but I’m a total city girl. Harvest, pruning, and livestock are things I see in movies and are especially difficult to grasp when I can’t even keep my living room plant alive.
A few years ago, I decided to do something about it. Continue Reading...