As the rain hides the stars, as the autumn mist hides the hills, as the clouds veil the blue of the sky, so the dark happenings of my lot hide the shining of Thy face from me. Yet, if I may hold Thy hand in the darkness, it is enough. Since I know that, though I may stumble in my going, Thou dost not fall. (Hebridean Altars, Alistair Maclean)

God who made man that he might seek him – God whom we try to comprehend by the groping of our lives – that self-same God is as pervasive and perceptible as the atmosphere in which we are bathed. He encompasses us on all sides, like the world itself. What prevents you then, from enfolding him in your arms? Only one thing: your inability to see him. (Teilhard de Chardin)

In a sense that glory will always remain hidden, for God is too great for us to comprehend. Our minds could not contain the full mystery and wonder of God, yet they can forever be excited by glimpses of glory. What the mind cannot grasp the heart can often hold. What we are seeking is not so much intellectual knowledge as a relationship with God: not a collecting of facts but a life-changing relationship. As with all relationships there are always new experiences, new depths, new mysteries to enjoy and to explore. It is when we lose our relationship with God that our faith becomes dull and struggles. (The Road of Life, David Adams)

You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. Psalm 18:28

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have light of life.” John 8:12

4 thoughts on “Thou Dost Not Fall

  1. There’s something about holding onto Jesus when you can’t see Him. It’s been pointed out that as two people move towards each other, as they get closer, they see each other’s faces more clearly. But then they embrace, and they can’t see each other’s faces at all. ❤

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