Where does God love to be…

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy,
the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”

C.S. Lewis

(Girolamo dai Libri / God the Father / 1555)

“God travels wonderful ways with human beings,
but he does not comply with the views and opinions of people.
God does not go the way that people want to prescribe for him;
rather, his way is beyond all comprehension,
free and self-determined beyond all proof.
Where reason is indignant,
where our nature rebels,
where our piety anxiously keeps us away:
that is precisely where God loves to be.
There he confounds the reason of the reasonable;
there he aggravates our nature,
our piety—that is where he wants to be,
and no one can keep him from it.
Only the humble believe him and rejoice that God is so free and
so marvelous that he does wonders where people despair,
that he takes what is little and lowly and makes it marvelous.
And that is the wonder of all wonders, that God loves the lowly…
God is not ashamed of the lowliness of human beings. God marches right in.
He chooses people as his instruments and performs his wonders where one would least expect them.
God is near to lowliness; he loves the lost, the neglected, the unseemly,
the excluded, the weak and broken.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

13 comments on “Where does God love to be…

  1. Lynda says:

    “God is near to lowliness; he loves the lost, the neglected, the unseemly, the excluded, the weak and broken.” God loves us all because we are all weak and broken in some way; but more than that God is love itself and created us from love. Blessings on your day Julie. I am taking it easy today as I submitted my last exam yesterday – now upwards and onward with my 45 page paper after a little break!

    • well there I was happy and being to exhale with you for finishing up the term and then you throw in that 45 page paper chore and I almost collapsed…you glutton you 🙂

      • Lynda says:

        Too funny! Sometimes I wonder why studying theology was my choice for spending my retirement instead of the seniors’ club but…I think you know me well enough to know the answer to that. I must go out and shovel this lovely snow that apparently is coming from Colorado. Blessings.

      • because you are a seeker Lynda—a seeker of all things of God 🙂

  2. Great post. For sure God can and does go wherever He chooses and does so especially when He’s in pursuit of lost souls.And praise God that He comes after lost sheep as I once was!!! Love, N 🙂 ❤

  3. SLIMJIM says:

    What an amazing God in Christ.

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