..."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)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

God Does Not Withdraw Himself

"It is not the distance of the earth from
the sun, nor the sun's withdrawing itself,
that makes a dark and gloomy day; but the
interposition of clouds and vaporous
exhalations. Neither is thy soul beyond
the reach of the promise, nor does God withdraw
Himself; but the vapours of thy carnal,
unbelieving heart do cloud thee.

-- John Owen (1616-1683), "Works of John Owen,"

photo taken at Twin Rocks, Rockaway Beach, Oregon

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