2 You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our[a] hearts, to be known and read by all. 3 And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.[b]
— 2 Corinthians 3
6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. … 9 For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.
— 1 Corinthians 3
39 And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40 He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”
— Luke 19
“God wrote himself into his own novel to save sinners.”
— buddy from church
God can use any means to glorify himself, but he repeatedly displays a preference for human messengers.
God delights in the organic, human connection, rather than using inanimate objects. He’d much rather use flesh-and-blood humans for gospel purposes than animals, non-living things or even angels. In New Testament times such as we currently live in, God has elected to build his temple with living, breathing human beings, rather than brick and mortar.
I have come across multiple women on ANR sites who stated how privileged they are to provide something to a man he can’t buy or make himself.
The fact is, it’s infinitely more special, romantic, intimate and meaningful to drink refreshingly from one’s wife than from a milk jug. Living, breathing woman infinitely surpasses store-bought milk.