A reflection on Narnia, everyday life and God's call from eternity.
By Heidi Knofczynski
CCC 30, “Let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.” Although man can forget God or reject him, He never ceases to call every man to seek him, so as to find life and happiness. But this search for God demands of man every effort of intellect, a sound will, “an upright heart,” as well as the witness of others who teach him to seek God.
"It started out as a feeling,..."
and then turned into a quiet hope..."
I have seen the business that God has given to mortals to be busied about. God has made everything appropriate to its time, but has put the timeless into their hearts so they cannot find out, from beginning to end, the work which God has done. Ecclesiastes 3:10-11
"which then turned into a quiet thought..."
"which then turned into a quiet Word..."
|My backyard cottonwood tree|
The heavens proclaim your wonders, O Lord; the assembly of your holy ones proclams your truth. For who in the skies can compare with the Lord or who is like the Lord among the sons of God? Psalm 89
"And then that Word grew louder and louder..."
"until it was a battle cry!"
How wonderful the sound of Jesus’ words are! He is answering the unanswered pondering of the preacher in Ecclesiastes who has nowhere but under the sun to place his hopes. His words reassure us not to ignore the eternal yearning in our hearts, they are His call. His battle cry alerting those who hear them to fight the false hopes of this world and look to Him for true hope. Eternal hope. You and I are being called to the great assembly that rejoices in Him as He rejoices in you! Let it grow into a battle cry that each one of us proclaims!Raising his eyes toward his disciples Jesus said: “Blessed are you who are poor,for the Kingdom of God is yours. Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who are now weeping, for you will laugh. Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man. Luke 6: 20-23
How is God calling you?
Christ Jesus might display all his patience as an example
for those who would come to believe in him for everlasting life.
To the king of ages, incorruptible, invisible, the only God,
honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy 1:17
The sub-headings for this post were taken from the first verses of the song "The Call", by Regina Spektor. The song can be found on the Prince Caspian soundtrack.