Wednesday, December 16, 2009

For what we need to know, of course, is not just that God exists, not just that beyond the steely brightness of the stars there is a cosmic intelligence of some kind that keeps the whole show going, but that there is a God right here in the thick of our day-by-day lives who may not be writing messages about himself in the stars but in one way or another is trying to get messages through our blindness as we move around down here, knee-deep in the fragrant muck and misery and marvel of the world. It is not objective proof of God’s existence that we want, but the experience of God’s presence. That is the miracle we are really after, and that is also, I think, the miracle that we really get.

- Frederick Buechner, The Magnificent Defeat

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Shelli @ Hopefully Devoted said...

God's timing is ALWAYS perfect...even in the birth of babes.

...praying for you as you wait.

Maureen said...

I was just reading some Frederick Buechner! And twice now this morning, I have seen his quotes on others' blogs. His writing always moves me.

Laura said...


We, though we travel through this with you, cannot know the intimacies of your experience.

Please know that we--I--pray for you and respect your experience and the right to hold it cupped closely in your hands.

You are a dear dear heart.

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