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Robin Parry is the husband of but one wife (Carol) and the father of the two most beautiful girls in the universe (Hannah and Jessica). He also has a lovely cat called Monty (who has only three legs). Living in the city of Worcester, UK, he works as an Editor for Wipf and Stock — a US-based theological publisher. Robin was a Sixth Form College teacher for 11 years and has worked in publishing since 2001 (2001–2010 for Paternoster and 2010– for W&S).

Thursday, 15 October 2009

God between the lines

Here is a C.S. Lewis quotation from Letters to Malcolm that inspired me recently:
We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with him. He walks everywhere incognito.
I love that idea if the incognito God whose presence so fills our vision that we are oblivious to it. The God who is so often between the lines; hidden; underneath; within; between the cracks; singing in the silent spaces. The God who is there.

4 comments:

Dru Johnson said...

How is that not the Tao?

;-1

Anonymous said...

Word verification here is "unsoil" so I've got to use it whither I've got anything to say or not!

In response, I'll just share what I often say in sermons:

that God is there in the background, giving our existence a meaning and purpose beyond this life.

Robin Parry said...

Dru

because the God in-between the cracks is the Triune God of Israel

Dru Johnson said...

touché.