Christmas Joy &yearning.. the thrill of hope, a weary world rejoices. <3 </3 <3. csl: "inconsolable longing"
the hopes &fears of all the years are met in Thee tonight. (4 Christ is born, as a baby !)
Jesus, lord at thy birth.. 1st Christmas = when longed for smtg, came onto Earth.<3
"the thing we all really want, thing we're out searching4, when we search 4love, beauty, $, power, sex, pleasure, peace, is really, smtg beyond that. exists outside veil of life, we just can't see it face to face; never quite get to. we just trust, we will see it eventually." -klavan
(what you see on Earth isn't the whole picture. "the cruelness &evil we see, natural unhappiness of life.. is not whole story. we don't yearn in vain" (A Klavan). Jesus's birth, death, resurrection, proved Death is defeated /not the end. we don't just get fallen Earth as our existence, even though WE are the 1s that screwed up /didn't trust God 2obey). "this time of yr, memba enemies also yearn 4smtg beyond." (Earth could never satisfy). <3
my home's in heaven; just travelin' through the world -Billy Graham
as rain &snow come down from heaven, &don't return to it w/o watering Earth &making it bud &flourish, so that it yields seed for sower &bread for 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.
out of love for the truth &the desire to bring it to light -95 theses, 1517.
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.
when the world shook &the sun was wiped out of heaven, it was not at the crucifixion, but at the cry from cross: the cry which confessed that God was forsaken of God (Matt: 27:46) &now let the revolutionists choose a creed from all creeds &a god from all gods of the world, carefully weighing all 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. -GKC. †