Here are just a couple of short excerpts from his poem, “The Hound of Heaven”
“So my pursuer persisted; never rushed or agitated, always steady,
constantly in control. And, continually I heard the accompanying Voice that
spoke above the sound of the footfalls, now saying, ‘There is nothing which will hide
you...you who will not hide Me in your heart’.”
“The chase continues, the Pursuer coming closer to the one pursued;
never rushed or agitated, constantly in control. And, always
the Voice - if anything, faster than the Feet - ‘Listen! Nothing
will ever bring contentment to you; you who resist contenting Me’.”
Finally, at the end of his poem, having given up and surrendered to the One who would not let him get away, he says:
“Now the One who was always pursuing from behind is alongside.
The chase is ended. I sense a darkness. Is it danger?
No, it is rather the shadow of His hand of affection reaching out to me. And, this
One who has chased so relentlessly after me says, ‘You who were so foolish, so blind to
the truth, so utterly weak; I am the One whom you have always sought in all of
your furious searches for security, well-being, and wholeness.
You find all you want and need when you walk with Me’.”
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Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 30, 2000
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Have you ever stopped to consider how God demonstrates His love to us? Most people assume that God loves us just because He created us, but there is much more evidence. God’s love involved a supreme sacrifice in His Son, Jesus Christ. It must have grieved