9/4/08

COOL QUOTE

Today I came across this really cool quote taken from one of C. H. Spurgeon's sermons, How to Read the Bible. At least I think it is cool, because it showed me a whole new perspective I had never considered before.

"As I sat last year under a widespreading beech, admiring that most wonderful of trees, I thought to myself, I do not think half as much of this beech tree as the squirrel does. I see him leap from bough to bough, and I feel sure that he dearly values the old beech tree, because he has his home somewhere inside it in a hollow place, these branches are his shelter, and those beech-nuts are his food. He lives upon the tree. It is his world, his playground, his granary, his home; indeed, it is everything to him, and it is not so to me, for I find my rest and food elsewhere. With God's Word it is well for us to be like squirrels, living in it and living on it. Let us exercise our minds by leaping from bough to bough of it, find our rest and food in it, and make it our all in all. We shall be the people that get the profit out of it if we make it to be our food, our medicine, our treasury, our armory, our rest, our delight. May the Holy Ghost lead us to do this and make the Word thus precious to our souls."

Have any of you ever thought of it this way?

4 comments:

annie said...

Not me. And I am SO FAR from being there! But it is an excellent goal. Thanks so much for sharing this very cool perspective. I needed the reminder that I haven't been in the Word as I should be.

God bless.

Sandra said...

Thank you so much for sharing this, I really enjoyed this post :)

I have to tell you I love the Lifehouse skit you have on the sidebar, no matter how many times I've watched it I always end up in tears :)

BTW, in case you're wondering who I am LOL You stopped by my food blog Full Bellies, Happy Kids. Thank you for that :)

Have a great day,
Sandra

KarenW said...

I love that quote! Thanks so much for sharing.

Angie said...

WOW! What a way to change your perspective on the *where* of where we live. Thank you for sharing this...