Monday, January 21, 2008
The Still Small Voice (taken from The Thought of God)
"There is nothing about God's being , nature, or ways which embarasses us more than His gentleness. We readily think of power, majesty, greatness and sovereignty when we remember God. It is right and good that we should do so. These are all parts of His ways. They do not surprise or unman us because we expect them and are, in a manner, prepared for them. But God's gentleness is somehow awesome and overwhelming to our minds. It catches us off balance and staggers us by its very wonderfulness ..."
This quote is taken from The Thought of God, by Maurice Roberts. Before I married Mr. S, he suggested that we read this book together and discuss it on the weekends. I don't think we finished it before marriage, but every now and again we pull it out. I would recommend reading it, the language Roberts uses is masterful and hard hitting.
Roberts challenges us to reflect more often upon God's grace. We glibly speak of His grace all the time, but do we really stop to contemplate it?
"... the most important acts of God's power are those which, all unnoticed by man, touch the secret springs of his soul and heart. Regeneration, sanctification, repentance, growth in grace -- all are the product of divine omnipotence acting with marvellous gentleness and love upon man's inner being ..."
I am sitting at my dining room table with a mug of steaming coffee. Hubby has gone off for a conference for three days and the house is very quiet. Lena is still snuggly wuggly in her crib. So for now, I am free to reflect in the stillness of my home. I hope these words spoke to you too, friend.