April 19, 2010

Merry Go Round

I've been reading through a book here recently and this quote by G. K. Chesterton really struck me. Speaking on God's joy -

"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 to exult in monotony. 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."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love the picture of the kids! Oh and the daisy pic is alright:) Was that a good day before or after climbing the HUGE mountain? haha- great day!