Saturday, December 24, 2005

CQOD: 12/23/05 -- Fenelon: the happy necessity

Christian Quotation of the Day

December 23, 2005
    In the path of your judgments,
        O LORD, we wait for you;
    your name and remembrance
        are the desire of our soul.
    My soul yearns for you in the night;
        my spirit within me earnestly seeks you.
    For when your judgments are in the earth,
        the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
    -- Isaiah 26:8-9 (ESV)

    Such is our dependence upon God that we are obliged not only to do everything for His sake, but also to seek from Him the very power. This happy necessity of having recourse to Him in all our wants, instead of being grievous to us, should be our greatest consolation. What a happiness is it that we are allowed to speak to Him with confidence; to open our hearts and hold familiar conversation with him, by prayer! He Himself invites us to it.
    ... François Fénelon (1651-1715), Meditation

Quiet time reflection:
    Without You, Lord, I can do nothing good.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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