To Make a Name

Today’s passage is 2 Samuel 7:21-23.

This passage doesn’t need or necessarily want my take.

21 For the sake of Your word, and according to Your own heart, You have done all this greatness to let Your servant know. 22 For this reason You are great, O Lord God; for there is none like You, and there is no God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 23 And what one nation on the earth is like Your people Israel, whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people and to make a name for Himself, and to do a great thing for You and awesome things for Your land, before Your people whom You have redeemed for Yourself from Egypt, from nations and their gods?

This reminds me that God’s interaction with us is an introduction and a courtship and an event.

Recently, when listening to NPR, there was an interview with an atheist that discussed his aversion with the idea of following some obscure god espoused by an obscure group of desert nomads in an obscure part of the world who have only ever sown dissension in any place they’ve ever gone.  To that atheist, I give this passage.