Running to Stand Still Just another day in the life….

August 22, 2006

A Smile and a Song

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 11:01 pm
Irelynd waking up from her afternoon nap…yes, she wakes up smiling!
This song has no relation to the picture…just a catchy new song I heard.

Poetry in Scripture

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 12:07 pm

If we have any taste for poetry we shall enjoy this feature of the Psalms. Even those Christians who cannot enjoy it will respect it; for Our Lord, soaked in the poetic tradition of His country, delighted to use it. “For with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again” (Matthew 7, 2). The second half of the verse makes no logical addition; it echoes, with variation, the first, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you” (7,7). The advice is given in the first phrase, then twice repeated with different images. We may, if we like, see in this an exclusively practical and didactic purpose; by giving to truths which are infinitely worth remembering this rhythmic and incantatory expression, He made them almost impossible to forget. I like to suspect more. It seems to me appropriate, almost inevitable, that when that great Imagination which in the beginning, for Its own delight and for the delight of men and angels and (in their proper mode) of beasts, had invented and formed the whole world of Nature, submitted to express Itself in human speech, that speech should sometimes be poetry. For poetry too is a little incarnation, giving body to what had been before invisible and inaudible.
~C.S. Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms, (1958)~

I have been rereading through Reflections of the Psalms. I love Lewis’ insight into the Psalms and the Scriptures as a whole.
Call me crazy, but the last sentence of this excerpt always gives me chills!

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