Thursday, December 10, 2009

Quote of the Week

"At present we are on the outside of the world, the wrong side of the door. We discern the freshness and purity of the morning, but they do not make us fresh and pure. We cannot mingle with the splendours we see. But all the leaves of the New Testament are rustling with the rumour that it will not always be so. Some day, God willing, we shall get in."

C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory


Ted M. Gossard said...

Interesting. I have that book but I don't think I've read it, but this quote makes me want to do so soon!

Reminds me of the hope we have in Jesus that keeps us going by God's grace in spite of so much. We have caught a glimmer so that all else pales in comparison.

Jimmy said...

this quote stirs in me that emotion of some great anticipated event, where people camp out at the entrance in lawn chairs, in bad weather, for hours/days. they want to be the first ones in, they have this anticipation that is about to explode.

well, heaven is so much more than we can ever imagine and my excitement should be so much more. my advertisement to family, friends and strangers should be constant. i feel it even now as i type.

here is the hard part for me -- we don't have a time and date when that awesome "door" will open and we can pour into the glorious eternal presence of the LORD. i don't know how to manage/sustain this anticipation. how do i live each day in light of that DAY.

i can't wait!!

Every Square Inch said...

Ted - I'm provoked to read more Lewis and introduce his writings to my teenage sons.

Jimmy - thanks for sharing the passion in your comment. I feel your God-centered anticipation of eternity

BTW, sorry for the slow reply on your comments but I've been traveling to Asia/Australia on business and even though I'm back, it took a while to recover from jet lag