Longing for Longing

May our hearts long “for the place where all the beauty came from” not only in Advent but every day.

Barnstorming

“It was when I was happiest that I longed most…
The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing…
to find the place where all the beauty came from.”

~C.S. Lewis

Like children who long for Christmas,
anticipating for weeks
what that moment will be like
when they see gifts piled high under the tree–

we revel in our longing.

It is the sweetness
of “already but not yet”,
knowing with eager expectancy
there is more to come,
just a bit out of reach
but still intensely seen and felt,
something more wonderful,
a place more beautiful than we can ever imagine…

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  1. Such a beautiful quote! Thank you! I use these frequently! God bless your ministry.

    Peace, Bill

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