Learning from an Elephant?

Sadly, someone took a dislike to Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan on our shutters and scrawled all over him, Wonderfully, another artist painted something much better and more appropriate over the top.


The artist is from South Africa and has a passion for protecting endangered African elephants. In this piece of art he has tried to show the elephant as humble, on bended knee, and willing to learning from Shantir Boi.

One of our oldest friends and customers is John Martin. He has just written a short booklet called “Thinking Rightly About God” and goes back to an old story about an elephant and trying to understand God.


The full story or poem is here:


As the moral says, people prattle on about who God is or is not, without much knowledge. Like those blind men scrabbling around, no one can know who God is. Unless, that is, he reveals himself to us. Unless, that is, the Creator somehow breaks into his creation to show us what he is like.

The conviction of the Holy Scriptures, contained in the Taurat, Zabur and Injil, is that we can know God, because he has revealed himself in his world, as he walked with Adom/Adam and Hawa/Eve, met with Ibrahim/Abraham, made promises to Dawud/David and took on flesh in Isa/Jesus: “No one has ever seen God, but God the one and only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known” (Injil John 1:18).

If you would like to know him, to not just scrabble around in your own ignorance, why not pay us a visit and we can discuss this some more? Maybe being as humble as the kneeling elephant, being willing to submit to God’s revelation?