Monday, August 30, 2010

God walks everywhere incognito…

We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with God. God walks everywhere incognito. And the incognito is not always hard to penetrate. The real labour is to remember, to attend. In fact, to come awake. Still more, to remain awake.

CS Lewis, Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer, with thanks to inward/outward

In so many ways, this is what it’s all about. In fact, it may be all it’s about. If we really do remain truly awake in God—and that is only possible by his Holy Spirit, given that we are all living the wrong side of the fall—then we will recognise him in the least and in the most broken of his creatures, as well as in those who are least aware of their need for him. In that recognition is all our prayer.


  1. Thanks, Jan - might have known you'd get it! Wonderful quote from Lewis, isn't it?