Key quotation: "This basic text from Exodus and many, many other passages in scriptures of Israel, suggest to us, proclaim to us, an odd God. One might think, if one were to think about it, that God would not want to, certainly would not need to be concerned about the sufferings of God's creatures, that God would not have to share in suffering. After all, God is the most high, exalted above all, blessed forever. Yes, the biblical view of God is an odd view, a view that does not claim to have been discovered by human reasoning powers; a view that did not come into human history as the result of philosophy or science. Rather, a view of God that came into human history, claiming to have been revealed, disclosed by God. A surprising view of God - as a God who knows, a God who cares, a God who, even though he is the blessed most high God, who comes down to share in human life, even in human suffering, a God who comes down to deliver. The biblical view of God, whether it's right or whether it's wrong, hmm, at least one point is clear: the biblical view of God, right or wrong, is simply the view of a God who, though one would think God did not need to, a God who shares in the sufferings of God's creatures."