Surprised by Wonder

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Lord, catch me off guard today.
Surprise me with some moment
of beauty or pain
So that at least for the moment
I may be startled into seeing that you
are here in all your splendor,
Always and everywhere,
Barely hidden,
Beneath.
Beyond,
Within this life I breathe.

–Frederick Buechner

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Childlike faith

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Faith cannot be intellectually defined;
faith is the inborn capacity to see God
behind everything, the wonder that
keeps you an eternal child.

–Oswald Chambers

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Getting a look at God

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One great advantage of the incarnation
(God in human form) is that
now we can see God.
Just look at Jesus.

–Larry Crabb

God made visible

Jesus was God letting people 
see the beauty of His face
and listen to the music of His voice,
and feel the irresistibly gentle
drawing power of His presence.

–S. D. Gordon
(1859-1936)

Not just in heaven

We look for visions of heaven
and we never dream
that all the time God is
in the commonplace things
and people around us.

—Oswald Chambers

 

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