Wednesday, 15 April 2009

The childlikeness of God

[Children] always say, “Do it again”; & 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.

G.K. Chesterton. Orthodoxy p.60 (quoted Why I Don't Desire God: John Piper. p.197)

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