before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
&if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
where can I go from your Spirit? where can I flee from your presence?
if I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
if I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
if I say, "surely the darkness will hide me &the light become night around me,"
even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
the light shines in the darkness, &the darkness has not overcome it.
overcome meaning understood
also : "and," not "but"** ...
the Lord is my light &my salvation -whom shall I fear? the Lord is the stronghold of my life -of whom shall I be afraid?
now all glory to God., who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
ask &it will be given to you; seek &you will find; knock &the door will be opened to you.
therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. is not life more than food, &the body more than clothes?
as the rain &the snow come down from heaven, &do not return to it without watering the earth &making it bud &flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower &bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty, but accomplish what i desire &achieve the purpose for which i sent it.
when the world shook &the sun was wiped out of heaven, it was not at the crucifixion, but at the cry from the cross: the cry which confessed that God was forsaken of God. &now let the revolutionists choose a creed from all the creeds &a god from all the gods of the world, carefully weighing all the gods of inevitable recurrence &of unalterable power. they will not find another god who has himself been in revolt. nay (the matter grows too difficult for human speech), but let the atheists themselves choose a god. they will find only 1 divinity who ever uttered their isolation; only 1 religion in which God seemed for an instant to be an atheist.
-G.K.C orthodoxy. matt. 27:46
"my God, why have you forsaken me?" Jesus cried from cross. †
if there are words for Him then, I don't have them. you see my brain has not yet reached a point where it could form a thought that could adequately describe the greatness of my God. &my voice is so inhibited, restrained by human limits, that it's hard to even sing a praise up. my God: unsearchable yet knowable. indefinable, yet approachable. indescribable, yet personal.