“Remember this, had any other condition been better for you than the one in which you are, divine love would have put you there.”
C.H. Spurgeon

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  1. I still wonder what role our disobedience has in things. Bent over Dad’s knee is where divine love places a unruly child who is dearly loved, too much so to not be getting set straight right now. All in all though this quote is just what I needed to hear. I think I believe it ,sorta, with a “well what about….” thrown in. My suspicion is that I should believe it all the way and fiercely. Then many shadowy places in John Henderson would fade.

    P.S. I haven’t read your blog for about a week now and I was just tonight reminded of how great you are and how much better a place G’ville is for having you. Lucky them. πŸ™‚

  2. cheryl says:

    i think the hardest thing is understanding His love. partly because it is incomprehensible to us. at our greatest moment of clarity, we only see a glimmer. i guess it’s kind of like (and this is so going to be something you would say) there’s all these clouds. and for moments, the clouds push away and we can see His love. and sometimes we have to just trust that the stars are there when we can’t see them. and sometimes, we sit under a huge, clear sky and watch a meteor shower. but we will never see the brilliance of looking at the entire universe in one view as He can. make sense? anyway, with our limited comprehension, it can be hard to believe He loves us when He won’t give us what we want.

    thanks:)

  3. Jared says:

    “…with our limited comprehension, it can be hard to believe He loves us when He won’t give us what we want. ”

    And then one day you wake up and realize life’s not so bad. People love you. God know’s you’re there, He’s listening when you pray and He LOVES you. And you start to realize how what He gave you is good for you.

  4. Joseph says:

    I love what Jared says: “And then one day you wake up and realize life’s not so bad…” Ultimately, we must recognize that God’s love cannot be measured by what we get from Him moment by moment. The concept of God as an ATM machine (He’s there to meet our every demand) must be excized from our thinking. In recognizing this, CS Lewis’ statement then makes absolute sense.

  5. Joseph says:

    Obviously I meant to say C H Spurgeon but inadvertently said CS Lewis. You can tell what I’ve been reading lately πŸ™‚

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