God Looks at History Like a Father

God looks at history as a Father. History is not cruel to the children of God. History is taking us from glory to glory, to a place of exaltation at our Father’s side. But though history is not cruel, it is also not safe toward the children of the most high God. Much like Aslan, history is not safe for us, but it is good. History is the display of a dangerous God, a God who is a consuming fire. This God made us as his image-bearers and put us in a garden to play with all sorts of safe animals. There was an innocence to the life of the garden. Man was not corrupted; animals were not fierce and violent as the creatures we see on National Geographic episodes. But the Fall was violent. It plunged man into a violent and dangerous world. Man and beast no longer played the games of Eden. The beasts of the field now roar in fury when they see the sons of Adam.

-From the Trinitarian Father

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