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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Favorite Quotes on Faith, Life, and Everything (Part 2)

Same song, second verse.

Culling the emails from when Jordan was in the NICU and Joshua in post-surgical recovery in 2007, I plucked these gems from the ends of my cyber-updates. Hope they prove to be an encouragement to you all.

"Spiritual growth is not about inviting Jesus to speed through life with us. It is about noticing Jesus sitting at the rest stop." (Mike Yaconelli)

"The good news at the end of Job and the good news of Easter at the end of the Gospels are previews of the good news described at the end of Revelation. We dare not lose sight of the world God wants." (Philip Yancey)

"The Wager [between God and Satan regarding Job's faith response] offers a great message of hope to all of us--perhaps the most powerful and enduring message from Job. In the end, the Wager resolved decisively that the faith of a single human being counts very much indeed. Job affirms that our response to testing matters. The history of mankind--and, in fact, my own individual history of faith--is enclosed within the great drama of the history of the universe." (Philip Yancey)

"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens." (Jimi Hendrix)

"God is like someone who clears his throat when hiding and so gives himself away." (Meister Eckhardt)

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