Friday, January 21, 2011

Two parables

The working of sovereign will and human will can be likened to a baby not buckled into a jogging stroller.  The child is free to either stay put or lean forward and fall out of the stroller, but the father and pusher is equally free to permit the action or raise the front end of the stroller and suppress it, which he will do every time to protect his child.

The second parable is of sin. Sin is like a baby playing in a sandbox. She thinks nothing of soiling her hands for pleasure but then cannot get them clean unless she is first shown the need to wash, and then cleaned by a parent.

1 comment:

Derek Ashton said...

Great parables! It is neat to see the way God reveals Himself through the process of parenting. He is the perfect Father.