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past the thinness

02/02/2010
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photography: hannah michelle | coffee and parchment |

These things – the beauty, the memory of our own past – are good images of what we really desire; but if they are mistaken for the thing itself, they turn into dumb idols, breaking the hearts of their worshippers. For they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never yet visited. C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

Oh, to see, hear, smell, taste, and touch past the thinness that separates this world from the next. To hope, to trust, to know that, yes, dear one, there is more. And this precious thing in front of you – the tangible one your hands clutch and cling – it might be lost in the very next instant. But the surer thing – the real thing – you have yet to hold. And it can never be lost.

What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed].
1 Corinthians 2:9, The Amplified Bible

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. Denise permalink
    02/02/2010 1:49 pm

    i heart cs lewis.

  2. 02/02/2010 2:12 pm

    Thank you for this. I am new here, but I really enjoy your words, and the chosen words of others. Bible is not lofty to you, and I resonate with that.

    • 02/02/2010 2:58 pm

      Thank you, Mary. It’s so nice to meet you. I enjoyed my visit to you as well.

  3. 02/02/2010 2:53 pm

    I have to agree with Mary…I feel the same. Thank you for the inspiring words…
    (thank you for your kind words this morning on my blog)
    The image is really beautiful, hopeful with the letter and fresh with the orange.

  4. 02/02/2010 3:43 pm

    Well, this topic is in the forefront of our lives right now. I appreciate your words and take comfort. This is a beautiful space!

  5. 02/02/2010 6:47 pm

    Gorgeous, Thank You.

  6. 02/02/2010 8:40 pm

    Wow…..stunned…..God bless you.

  7. 02/02/2010 10:08 pm

    that’s beautiful and i always slow down when i visit your lovely blog and that’s good.

  8. 02/03/2010 4:08 am

    lovely post! Thank you your visit over at the wishstudio! I am so glad I found your lovely site!

  9. 02/03/2010 4:48 pm

    When I visit this space it’s like a mini meditation session. I take a deep breath, exhale, and feel renewed.

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