Sunday, September 7, 2014

#BlogElul Day 12: Trust

You know always in your heart that you need God more than everything; but do you not know too that God needs you--in the fullness of His eternity needs you? How would man be, how would you be, if God did not need him, did not need you? You need God, in order to be--and God needs you, for the very meaning of your life. In instruction and in poems men are at pains to say more, and they say too much--what turgid and presumptuous talk that is about the "God who becomes"; but we know unshakably in our hearts that there is a becoming of the God that is. The world is not divine sport, it is divine destiny. There is divine meaning in the life of the world, of man, of human persons, of you and me.  
Creation happened to us, burns itself into us, recasts us in burning--we tremble and are faint, we submit. We take part in creation, meet the Creator, reach out to Him, helpers and companions.
 (Martin Buber, I and Thou)
 God reaches out to us. Do we trust God's judgment, that we may serve wholly and completely God's will? Do we trust ourselves to be God's partners, to take part in creation, as creators and not destroyers?

Do you trust yourself as God trusts you?

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