Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Midweek Meditation: "Are We Missing the Signposts of Life in Our Search?"

"My experience of thirst does not mean there is water nearby. Yet it certainly points to my need for water if I am to survive physically. Is not thirst a natural sign of our need for food? So might not our sense of longing for something profound and satisfying also be a natural sign of a real human need - and a sign that something exists with the potential to satisfy that need?" (Alister McGrath, An Unknown God, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1999, p22)

"Christianity affirms that God created humanity. What if we are meant to want to relate to God?Might our sense of emptiness and lack of fulfilment be intended to point us to something or someone who could fulfil it? Might Augustine, perhaps the greatest Christian writer of late antiquity, have been right when he penned the following words as a prayer to God: 'You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you'?'" (Alister McGrath, An Unknown God, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1999, p25)


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