Tuesday, October 26, 2010

MacDonald: faith in action and waiting

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
    Feast of Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, Scholar, 899
    Commemoration of Cedd, Founding Abbot of Lastingham, Bishop of the East Saxons, 664
    But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always.
    —Hosea 12:6 (NIV)
    Faith is that which, knowing the Lord’s will, goes and does it; or, not knowing it, stands and waits, content in ignorance as in knowledge, because God wills; neither pressing into the hidden future, nor careless of the knowledge which opens the path of action.
    ... George MacDonald (1824-1905), “The Temptation in the Wilderness”, in Unspoken Sermons [First Series], London: A. Strahan, 1867, p. 147 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant Your people repose in Your will.
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