Covenantal FaithfulnessPosted: November 12, 2011
God’s relationship to Israel is most commonly described as a covenant. The word ‘convenant’ conveys the permaence, steadfastness, and mutuality rather than the personal depth of that relationship. Is the covenant a tether, a chain, or is it a living intercourse?
In the domain of imagination the most powerful reality is love between man and woman. Man is even in love with an image of that love, but it is the image of a love spiced with temptation rather than a love phrased in service and depth-understanding; a love that happens rather than a love that continues; the image of the tension rather than of peace; the image of a moment rather than of permanence; the image of fire rather than of light. But God said, “Let there be light.”
- A.J. Heschel The Prophets