The great thing, and the only thing, is to adore and praise God.
It is not after we were reconciled by the blood of his Son that God began to love us, but before the foundation of the world.
Once you become aware that the main business that you are here for is to know God, most of life’s problems fall into place of their own accord.
God is continually drawing us to himself in everything we experience.
Man, made in the image of God, has a purpose – to be in relationship to God, who is there. Man forgets his purpose and thus he forgets who he is and what life means.
Here lies the tremendous mystery – that God should be all-powerful, yet refuse to coerce. He summons us to cooperation. We are honored in being given the opportunity to participate in his good deeds. Remember how He asked for help in performing his miracles: Fill the waterpots, stretch out your hand, distribute the loaves.
Whence comes this idea that if what we are doing is fun, it can’t be God’s will? The God who made giraffes, a baby’s fingernails, a puppy’s tail, a crooknecked squash, the bobwhite’s call, and a young girl’s giggle, has a sense of humor. Make no mistake about that.
To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, to devote the will to the purpose of God.
Beautiful, thank you so much for this respite in my day.
I’ve always thought God’s sense of humor came through when you view the duck billed platypus. Doesn’t it look like God had leftover parts so he put them together in one animal?
I like the picture in your post!
I do believe it is Moraine Lake (not far from Lake Louise). My husband and I honeymooned in the Canadian Rockies stopping for stays in Banff at the Banff Springs, the Chateau Lake Louise, and various other old Canadian Pacific hotels and inns. One of our favorite places was Moraine Lake. It really is that color. . .
Dr. Lee Jagers
Wonderful quotes that lift my focus from what I need to be doing today to why I’m here. I’d like to share a timeless quote from the 16th century concerning our enternal God who became flesh: “God has become human. He remained what he was, and what he was not, he bacame, suffering neither confusion nor division.” — Jacob Handl. I’d like to do something with this at Christmas time.