Between the Lines: Proper 11- July 21, 2013

Text: Colossians 1:15-28

invisible man

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He is the image of the invisible God.

I wonder about the roles and the importance of images in my life, in yours, particularly those images of the invisible – love, courage, justice, honor, good, evil, enemy, God.  Pay attention as you go through the day today, at the images that emerge, engage, propel you.  Jot them down.

What are they images of?  If you have time, look through a few magazines and note the images there that draw you in.  Where do they take you?  Do they tell you anything about what concerns or preoccupies or threatens you?

Imagine yourself as the one given the task of creating an image of the invisible God.  What qualities of the invisible God are evoked?  What would such an image be like for you?  How might you re-imagine God?

Perhaps part of this exercise might be to consider the events, people, happenings of the day as images of the invisible God.  What might come of looking at your daily life in such a way?

– Beth Harrison


“Between the Lines” is excerpted from BibleWorkbench, a weekly resource for engaging the biblical story in a new way published by the Educational Center in Charlotte, NC.  For details and subscription information, see  About BibleWorkbench.


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