Gratitude and Adoration
varied writings of C. S. Lewis, 1898-1963. This is the year we celebrate the
centenary of his birth.
This week's WORSHIP QUOTE from Lewis has sent me to the dictionary.
GRATITUDE AND ADORATION
Gratitude exclaims, "How good of God to give me this." Adoration says, "What
must be the quality of that Being whose far-off and momentary coruscations are
like this!" One's mind runs back up the sunbeam to the sun.
- C. S. Lewis, LETTERS TO MALCOLM: CHIEFLY ON PRAYER, Harcourt Brace
And courtesy of Webster's dictionary, we have:
Coruscation, n. A glittering or flashing; a
quick vibration of light; intellectual
[Lord, forgive us when we fail to bless the Giver because we are preoccupied
with the gift. Help us to be appropriately grateful to you, and then to see
beyond gratitude to adoration. Amen!]
Have a great week,
Pastor of Worship and Music
Chapel Hill Bible Church
Chapel Hill, North Carolina