Rousing us with sharp stings.

Our Lord had no design of constructing a system of truth in intellectual forms. The truth of the moment in its relation to him, The Truth, was what he spoke. He spoke out of a region of realities which he knew could only be suggested — not represented — in the forms of intellect and speech. With vivid flashes of life and truth his words invade our darkness, rousing us with sharp stings of light to will our awaking, to arise from the dead and cry for the light which he can give, not in the lightning of words only, but in indwelling presence and power.

–George MacDonald

3 thoughts on “Rousing us with sharp stings.

  1. “Being roused with sharp strings” might begin by stirring a heart to humility and gratefulness.To know Him as Sovereign One and Gentle Shepherd is also too much for my intellect to comprehend, yet this awakening, His seeking after us, demands a response.

    I am keeping this quote.

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