Daily Archives: April 5, 2007

Do It Again!

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The following is a famous quote from G.K.Chesterton, Christian philosopher and apologist. It succinctly captures the creative and redemptive ways of God—Our Heavenly Father whose heart is stamped with the eternal playfulness and reckless abandon of a child!

A child kicks its legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony.

But perhaps God is strong enough… It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again,” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again,” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike: it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.

Imagine also, the profound glee of the Father as He mirthfully wills the Holy Spirit to draw another seeking soul to Life in His Son: “Do it again!”

And again.

And again.

Our Lord just loves the miracle of resurrection…

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear And will trust in the LORD.
How blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust, And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.
Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, (Do it again!) And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.
Psalm 40:1-5

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