Mr. Standfast

"Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace." G. K. Chesterton

November 04, 2003

Lunch-break blogging. Pastor M.'s message on Sunday was about those times when God asks you to do the thing you would dearly like to avoid, the uncomfortable thing, the unexpected thing. What is your "uncomfortable" calling? More on this another time.

Two nights ago we had an owl in our pine tree. This is pretty rare where I live. The Lovely L. and I were watching something stupid on TV. Just kind of "numbing out." The hooting really startled us at first. What was that? I went out in the yard to see if I could get a glimpse of it. It was dark, and a light rain falling, and I went crashing about, tripping over fallen branches, peering up into the tall shadowy pine. The owl kept hooting away, unperturbed. Later I wrote this haiku:

Cold rain, still night--
owl-hoot in the dark pine-top--
I stumble blindly.

Now for the quote of the day. It comes from Jonathan Edwards, it attempts to describe one aspect of the relationship we shall have with God in heaven: “They shall see every thing in God that gratifies love. They shall see in him all that love desires. . . . God will make ineffable manifestations of his love to them. They shall see as much love in God towards them as they desire; they neither will nor can crave any more.”


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