He came to be trampled on

He came to be trampled on

The year is 1637. You are a priest, who has travelled to Japan to locate your former teacher. You travel from island to island, encouraging tiny groups of Christian believers, who are hiding for their lives. You are eventually captured by the Inquisitor, who tortures other believers in front of you in an attempt to make you renounce Christianity. Eventually the Inquisitor offers to end the torture if you will simply tread on an icon of Jesus.

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God is a consuming fire

God is a consuming fire

God was moved by Abraham's willingness, but he wasn't asking him to kill his son. God never asks us to put our children in the fire. God always provides the sacrifice himself and he too is the burning fire. His invitation is for us to enter his burning presence, lay down our lives and dreams, and be transformed into beings far more capable of seeing those dreams become reality.

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