Supposing He Found Us?

[This was written by one of my favorite authors, C.S. Lewis, in his book Miracles. It is deep, but simple!]

It is always shocking to meet life where we thought we were alone. ‘Look out!’ we cry, ‘it’s alive‘. And therefore this is the very point at which so many draw back – I would have done so myself if I could – and proceed no further with Christianity. An ‘impersonal God’ – well and good. A subjective God of beauty, truth and goodness, inside our own heads – better still. A formless life-force surging through us, a vast power which we can tap – best of all.

But God Himself, alive, pulling at the other end of the cord, perhaps approaching at an infinite sped, the hunter, king, husband – that is quite another matter. There comes a moment when the children who have been playing at burglars hush suddenly: was that a real footstep in the hall? There comes a moment when people who have been dabbling in religion (‘Man’s search for God!’) suddenly draw back. Supposing we really found Him? We never meant it to come to that! Worse still, supposing He had found us?

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5 thoughts on “Supposing He Found Us?

  1. i read this yesterday and i was like “huh”. read it today and it hit me like a ton of bricks. God found me. only when i go back and re-read the pages of my life i see where God found me, saved me, rescued me, but at the time i was like “huh”.

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  2. I have to reread this stuff several times also… but it is always worth it! Trust me, I don’t take him in huge doses… if I do read a lot, I always go back and read it all again later. I just marvel at the insights!

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  3. I know he's a legendary author; & truly God gave him a very special gift in writing, but he's SO deep. I have to reread the same sentence several times to "get it." But when I do, I'm always inspired. It also makes me feel good that I persevered for understanding. 🙂

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