"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Keeping Company with Amy Carmichael

From Gold by Moonlight, by Amy Carmichael, chapter 2, entitled The Dark Wood - Illuminated, page 18:

"So the forest in sunrise is a figure of the true. There is always light above us. Our roof is like the roof of the forest, transparent. So, verily, there is no roof; we live under the open heavens. Look above the tree-tops, O my soul;from thence flow the fountains of light. See how that blessed light streams through the wood. See how it fills and floods and overflows the air with its splendour. Hear the word of the Lord the Light: 'Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that walketh in darkness and hath no light? Let him trust in the Name of the Lord and stay himself upon his God.' {reference to Isaiah 50:10}

We have far too poor a conception of the intimacy with our God which He desires should be habitual. We are satisfied with with too little and so we know too little of the light of the woods of life-that light which is always there."

(You can read my previous post about this book here. )