Encountering God

April 16, 2010 § Leave a comment


Jonathan Edwards on encountering God:

“I walked abroad alone, in a solitary place in my father’s pasture, for contemplation. And as I was walking there, and looking upon the sky and clouds, there came into my mind so sweet a sense of the glorious majesty and grace of God, as I know not how to express. I seemed to see them both in a sweet conjunction; majesty and meekness joined together: it was a sweet, and gentle, and holy majesty and also a majestic meekness; an awful sweetness; a high, and great, and holy gentleness.”

If you really want to meet God intimately, you need to see Him terribly. God’s true intimations reveal his awesomeness, greatness and sovereignty. Have you encountered his awful sweetness yet?

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