Re:Verse passage – 2 Samuel 18:6-11 (day two) For the battle there was spread over the whole countryside, and the forest devoured more people that day than the sword devoured. Vs. 8

Before and after our filming of re:vlog last week the three pastors discussed this verse. The forest devoured more people than the sword. That is incredibly vivid language, which gives rise to incredibly vivid imagery. One of the things that I love about scripture is its ability to inspire the imagination. Countless songs, pictures, novels, and every other conceivable art form have been born out of a love and knowledge of scripture. To be clear, the scripture is set apart from these works. Scripture alone is sufficient. But God has created us to imagine, create, and dream. He has redeemed our whole selves, including our imaginations. It is no wonder that Tolkien took inspiration from this passage and created Fangorn Forest and the Ents for his Lord of the Rings epic. Have you ever let scripture inspire you to write, sing, or paint? It is NEVER too late to start.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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