Monday, February 27, 2006

CQOD: 02/26/06 -- Hay: the search

Christian Quotation of the Day

February 26, 2006
    And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!" So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
    -- Galatians 4:6-7 (ESV)

    I sought Him where my logic led.
        “This friend is always sure and right;
        His lantern is sufficient light—
    I need no star,” I said.

    I sought Him in the city square.
        Logic and I went up and down
        The marketplace of many a town,
    And He was never there.

    I tracked Him to the mind’s far rim.
        The valiant Intellect went forth
        To east and west and south and north,
    And found no trace of Him.

    We walked the world from sun to sun,
        Logic and I, with little Faith,
        But never came to Nazareth,
    Or found the Holy One.

    I sought in vain. And finally,
        Back to the heart’s small house I crept,
        And fell upon my knees, and wept;
    And lo!—He came to me!
    ... Sara Henderson Hay (1906-1987)

Quiet time reflection:
    You loved me first, Lord.

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