Patches of Godlight
Sep 18, 2008 by Howard Baker | 0 Comments
"We--or at least I, shall not be able to adore God on the highest occasions if we have learned no habit of doing so on the lowest. At best, our faith and reason will tell us that He is adorable, but we shall not have found Him so, not have ‘tasted and seen.' Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of godlight' in the woods of experience."
--C.S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm Chiefly on Prayer
I pray that in the woods of your experience-study, work, ministry, family, friends, play-you are tasting and seeing that your Lord is good, noticing the patches of godlight scattered throughout each ordinary day. One "patch of godlight" that we all have an opportunity to experience is the visit of Brother Yun to campus next week. In addition to speaking in Common Ground on Tuesday morning he will also be speaking Tuesday evening at 7pm in the chapel. This event is open to the public and I would encourage you to invite your friends so that they too can have the spontaneous pleasure of a patch of godlight.