even in laughter, the heart may ache.
Jesus did many other things as well. if every 1 of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.
I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances // I have learned the secret of being content in any &every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.
when Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. for God said, "if they face war, they might change their minds &return to Egypt." so God led the people around by desert road toward Red Sea.
"Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done." an angel from heaven appeared to him &strengthened him. &being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, &his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
my soul thirsts for God, for the living God. when can I go &meet with God?
my home is in heaven; I'm just travelin' through the world -BG
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 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. †