(Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV)
I guess the thing that I have had on my mind, based on the conversation at church yesterday, is the natural desire we have for God or a higher power in our lives. In Sunday School they were talking about this concept, how this desire, or hunger is found across all cultural lines.....We all have a natural lean toward a higher power, something beyond us....
I love CS Lewis and I searched the web to find a quote that was mentioned in class today..Found it:-)
“Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim: well, there is such a thing as water. Men feel sexual desire: well there is such a thing as sex. If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. If none of my earthly pleasures satisfy it, that does not prove that the universe is a fraud. Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but only to arouse it, to suggest the real thing.” CS Lewis
Last night I was reading about the struggles of the American Indian in National Geographic only to find a quote that fits into this discussion
"Out of the Indian approach to existence there came a great freedom,
an intense and absorbing love for nature....enriching faith in a Supreme Power,
and principles of truth, honesty, generosity, equity, and brotherhood....."
Luther Standing Bear (1868-1939)I like this one too....
"Our hearts are unquieted until they find their rest in Thee".
Happy Monday Everyone!
Enjoy Your World:-)