No, I am not saying that God NEEDS an eraser. And I am not saying He uses a pencil because he makes mistakes. God uses a sharpie if anything!!
At church last night my FIL made an interesting statement. We were talking about things that create differences in church. We all pointed out many of the obvious things like music, preferences, background, etc. We were talking about barriers that can get in the way of creating a multigenerational and multicultural enviornment. It is something that we have been talking about for weeks as we have been attempting to reach out to new and young families in the community.
He talked about how we all draw lines and say I will meet someone where they are as long as I don't have to ________ and you don't ask me to accept _________. Then he made a comment that really sort of stuck out.
He said... "God is in the business of erasing lines."
He talked about how everyone has "lines" that they aren't always so willing to cross even if it is to show love to someone who hasn't yet found the love of Christ. Most of the time it comes down to our dumb preferences and our personal set of rules and not theology.
How about you? Do you have lines? Because if you do, I believe that God will be erasing those soon and stretching you like he will be here...