“Our Father is younger than we…”

by | Aug 6, 2014 | Meditations | 1 comment

I thought I had posted this once…But can’t find it on the blog now.

This is seriously such an interesting and exciting meditation–you have to just let it roll around in your mind for a while.

What really is the nature of our world? And what does it tell us about what the One who made it is really like? And how far have we fallen, we humans, that we forget things…assume things…misinterpret things…fail to appreciate things…

…I hope this blesses you:

A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life.

Because children have abounding vitality,
because they are in spirit fierce and free,
therefore they want things repeated and unchanged.

They always say, “Do it again!”
And the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead,
for grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony.

But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony.

It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again!” to the sun,
and every evening, “Do it again!” to the moon.

It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike;
it may be that God makes every daisy separately,
but has never got tired of making them.

It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy;
for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.

The repetition in Nature may not be a mere recurrence.

It may be a theatrical encore.

— G.K. Chesterton: