Friday, February 26, 2010

Euphony of Grace

Craving -- an intense urge or longing.

What do you crave? Long for? Sometimes I crave chocolate or Diet Pepsi. When I was pregnant, I craved Cherry or Strawberry slurpees and icees -- whatever it was, it needed to be red and frozen.

Philip Yancey says that we all have a craving for grace. To reword that sentence, we all have an intense urge or longing for the love of God. It sounds right to me. Created by God, we would naturally crave his love.

In the same book (What's so Amazing About Grace), Yancey says:

"Grace is everywhere," said the dying priest in in Georges Bernanos's novel Diary of a Young Priest. Yes, how easily we pass by, deaf to the euphony.
I had to look up the word 'euphony.' It means any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds.

Can you imagine a person dying of thirst, standing in the middle of a crystal clear pond of water? We crave grace and yet we are deaf to the sound of it, all around us.

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Blogger Pat said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

3:04 PM  

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