..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Groans Which Cannot be Uttered: The Intercession of the Holy Spirit

Nor are we alone in our struggles.
The Holy Spirit supports our
helplessness. Left to ourselves we
do not know what prayers to offer
or how to offer them. But in those
inarticulate groans which rise
from the depth of our being, we
recognize the voice of none other
than the Holy Spirit. He makes
intercession; and His intercession
is sure to be answered. For God Who
searches the inmost recesses of the
heart can interpret His own Spirit's
meaning. He knows that His own Will
regulates His Spirit's petitions, and
that they are offered for men dedicated
to His service.

... William Sanday (1843-1920) &
Arthur C. Headlam (1862-1947), A Critical
and Exegetical Commentary on the
Epistle to the Romans, p. 212 [1896]

picture taken near Ludlow, England

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