Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Chesterton: The world grows terrible and white

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
    [Jesus:] “And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.”
    —John 17:5 (NIV)
The world grows terrible and white,
    And blinding white the breaking day;
We walk bewildered in the light,
For something is too large for sight,
    And something much too plain to say.

The Child that was ere worlds begun
    (...We need but walk a little way,
We need but see a latch undone...)
The Child that played with moon and sun
    Is playing with a little hay.
    ... Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton, v. X, Ignatius Press, 1994, p. 187 (see the book)
    See also John 17:5; Isa. 66:4; Mic. 5:2; John 1:1-3; 8:58; 1 Cor. 8:5-6; Col. 1:15-18; Heb. 13:8
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your Advent is too great to comprehend.

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