Thursday, July 17, 2008

I Love CS Lewis!!

I finally finished The Weight of Glory by CS Lewis. It is actually a collection of different speeches and writings. Some of them, I didn't understand AT ALL. (My fault, not his, of course) But 'The Inner Ring' and 'A Slip of the Tongue' were perspective altering for me. I love getting my world tilted. :)

Listen to this....This is my endlessly recurrent temptation: to go down to that Sea (I think St. John of the Cross called God a sea) and there neither dive nor swim nor float, but only dabble and splash, careful not to get out of my depth and holding on to the lifeline which connects me with my things temporal.

How cool is that?! It was also impacting because I read it while I was at my kid's swimming lessons, watching some of them dive into the water carefree and happy, while other kids screamed and clenched and resisted.

It also reminded me of the Red, White and Black trilogy by Ted Dekker. The swimming part was my favorite of those books.

The thought of swimming in God is beautiful to me. Especially considering that He is also what quenches our thirst. He is big enough for us to drink Him in, until we are full and satisfied, then dive into Him and be completely surrounded by His glory and never swim to the end of who He is..........

6 comments:

Darla D said...

Your thoughts here remind me of those verses (can't remember where they are!) about the Lord taking someone to the river and taking him in up to his ankles, then to his knees, then to his thighs, and finally in over his head to where he no longer had any earthly support under him. It goes along with what God wants us to do also. Get in deep with Him and trust on Him alone. Not just up to our ankles or knees. (I'll try to find those verses. They are best in the KVJ)

Darla D said...

I just found those verses. Ezek. 47:1-5.

tawny said...

Thanks Darla, I am reading Ezek right now, but only on chapt 6 or so. :)

mandy said...

my sis-in-law loved Dekker's series.

Kristen said...

I'm about 200 pages from finishing the Ted Dekker Circle Trilogy...the swimming part is so cool..totally amazing books! I'm reading C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity next.

tawny said...

Hi Kristen!
Isn't reading wonderful???
Thanks for stopping by. :)