The Bible speaks one word to us—Christ, God’s love for people in Christ. That is
why I am apt to be impatient with those who talk about hearing in the rushing breeze
that God is love. I have never yet heard of a rushing breeze that converted anyone. But
I have seen people brought to their knees in penitence by the story of Christ. I have
known people who were impressed and awed by the beauty of nature, but I have never
seen them because of that begin to lead a new life of charity, peace, and understanding.
Yet that does happen when people meet the Christ who is spoken of, and who
speaks in the Bible.— C.K. Barrett