Friday, July 28, 2006

Tender loving care

A phrase from this morning's reading caught my attention. In Deuteronomy 10:15 (Msg), Peterson has Moses say:
it was your ancestors who God fell in love with
I guess that it is difficult to render a Hebrew thought in English, and not being a Hebrew scholar myself I have no particular insight, but the image appears to be of a man falling in love with a woman, and marrying her. And perhaps it is fair to observe that in the human situation what starts as an emotional attachment needs in the long run to be bolstered with vows - a declared intention to go on loving, come what may.

1 comment:

Karin said...

A woman can fall in love with her new-born baby and I think fathers can, too. Maybe that's the sort of falling in love with us God does.