Tuesday August 2, 2011
Doesn’t this sound familiar?
“I gasp for more time, frantic for more time. But I have to wonder: more time for more what?”
How about this?
“But, someone, please give me—who is born again but still so much in need of being born anew—”
I just finished chapters 2 and 3 of Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts, and you can see how it speaks to my heart. It’s like a bud that gradually unfolds, the way Ann shares her journey and I see its necessity.
She stumbles on the Greek word eucharisteo, meaning thanksgiving and she writes, “…how else do we accept His free gift of salvation if not with thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is the evidence of our acceptance of whatever He gives.”
Whatever He gives—the big and the small.
If those lists of the everyday seem trivial to you, consider this: “Why would the world need more anger, more outrage?…Rejecting joy to stand in solidarity with the suffering doesn’t rescue the suffering. The converse does. The brave who focus on all things good and all things beautiful and all things true, even in the small, who give thanks for it and discover joy even in the here and now, they are the change agents who bring the fullest Light to all the world.”
See what I mean? Her words make me think.
And I love it.
What about you? Did any of those quotes pique your interest? Are you reading something thought-provoking right now?
Linking up with Jen at Finding Heaven Today for Soli deo Gloria. Click on over and come along with us!