The Grove Prompt: Metaphor

“I have lived with my eyes on my body, on the beautiful metaphors of making love and children and art. I have shopped as if fashion could give me a name. I have been so hungry for confections. I have stirred up my attentions in every way possible for making a safe place: friendships and land with a garden and a pretty house. I have worshiped the metaphors that were all given to speak of Jesus, and so of course they have been twisted into things so desirous that they acted as consuming fires in longing for his place. They became the idols that feed on envy. They became insatiable jealous beasts, when God says that he is the jealous one, jealous enough to die. Yet he is life. Yet he is steadfast love. He met me on the floor, and he meets me still.”  – Amber Haines

This week we’re wrapping up our amazing discussion on Wild in the Hollow. People keep commenting on how rich the themes have been this month. They were each inspired by this book. One of the strongest themes throughout Amber’s story is “metaphor.”

Is there something in your life that you are living for, something you think will satisfy you? What is your “if only?” If only I had this, then my life would be complete, I would be content.

Chances are that something is good and beautiful and ultimately… unfulfilling, because it is a metaphor met to point you to Jesus.

What’s your metaphor? Come share with us at The Grove beginning Thursday 6pm EST.

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