Thursday, July 31, 2008

Zipporah the Wandrin' Jew

Moses married a Midianite woman named Zipporah. I named my wandering Jew plant after Zipporah, because as she was a Midianite and not a Hebrew, neither am I of the twelve tribes. Zippy and I were grafted in by a covenant keeper.

I do not know if you can see it in the picture in the "Her name is Zippy" post, but there is new stalk actually growing under water!! I say this all the time to my friends, that life is metaphor. This plant surely manifests that truth. ( Don't freak out reformers- purveyors of propositional truth, metaphor is NOT a bad word)

I am the new stalk growing under water, being transformed from death to life. Baptized into death, I receive life eternal. Know this: the receipt of life eternal does not flow from works, but works flow from the life eternal given.

My new companion Zippy mirrors the work of God in me, in us all. Let me bow, submit, put down roots and grow as he calls me homeward. Do I hear an Amen?

1 comment:

Danny Bryant said...

amen. and great name.