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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Too deep for words.

There are days when my prayers feel like such fluff. Today is a day like that for me. I want so much to communicate all that is in my heart to the Lord and find the words are just not there. I don't think they are yet written in the language we call our own. Di has a quote like that up on her blog. It is a quote from C.S. Lewis.

"Take not, oh Lord, our literal sense. Lord, in Thy great,
Unbroken speech our limping metaphor translate."

It makes me think of the scripture in Romans 8:26 that tells us that "Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words." I am so grateful for that knowledge! I am so relieved that the Creator of all that we see and of all that is unseen to mere human eyes prays for us. That is such a powerful beautiful promise!

Thank you, Lord, for loving your children. Thank you for being ever faithful to me.

1 comment:

Charlotte said...

Oh Kate, I totally hear you!

It is on these days that I appreciate the men of old who have written down their prayers and the freedom we have to share in them.

Praying for you today, my sweet friend!