“Our questions and questing are crucial, because they can help us live into the answer of the furture. I am certain of one thing: the love that is God is at the heart of the answer, just as it is at the heart of each moment–past, present, and future. Faith today, tomorrow and always seeks to live, to love, and to be fully loved…It chooses to embrace hope and to be embraced by hope, even when overwhelmed by despair; it seeks life even in the face of death….For God’s grace embraces our questions as well as our answers and our blindness as well as our vision, just as the sun shines steadily through the night, waiting to illumine the sky at dawn.” Jean M Blomquist, Wrestling till Dawn
The one thing I ask of the Lord—
the thing I seek most—
is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
delighting in the Lord’s perfections
and meditating in his Temple.
5 For he will conceal me there when troubles come;
he will hide me in his sanctuary.
He will place me out of reach on a high rock.
6 Then I will hold my head high
above my enemies who surround me.
At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy,
singing and praising the Lord with music.
|Grande Ronde Valley|
|Ohope Beach, West End, New Zealand|