SSW Faculty Blog
The God of Scripture is a God of movement--a God who comes, and then a God who goes. We see this especially in the New Testament, where Jesus shows up by a boat, but then doesn't say, "Let's sit here where you feel comfortable, on the boat, and chat a bit." He says, "Follow me." And then he leaves. It's why he speaks in parables and insults women from Syro-Phoenecia too I think--he withdraws meaning, and he withdraws blessing. And then he waits to see if they will do the hard work of following, or give up and go elsewhere.