Does God risk? If our view of God includes an understanding that he predetermines all things that will ever happen, that he not only has all power but that he chooses to excercise that power to control every event, then God does not risk.
If we understand that the future exists as reallity to God and that his knowledge of things includes that which does not yet exist and that he is never surprised, then God does not risk.
Yet, the narrative of scripture reveals God in relation to humanity in situations that seem to imply risk.
He trust humanity with a free will in the garden, giving them the power of choice. There was a risk that they would choose poorly and in opposition to his expressed will. And they did.
He entrusts the care of his own people to the hands of deeply flawed leaders (Moses and David et al) with the risk that they will fail. And they often do.
He sent his Son to be born in a stable. Enough said.
Jesus also calls his followers to risk their very lives and there seems to be a principle that God in Jesus will not call us to go where he has not already been.
Above all, the greatest risk is to love. There is always the risk that we will not get the ‘I-love-you-return’. God is love. And God so loved the world . . . and that love is often not returned.
It all seems very risky to me. Does God risk?