C.S. Lewis, as a young man, did not trust God and did not want to believe that Christianity was true. In fact, it was his association with a group of moral un-believers that contributed to his conversion.
But there was another man (there usually is...) who awakened the imagination of the young intellectual. George MacDonald was a Scottish preacher and writer who lived one generation before Lewis.
He wrote prolifically and trusted God deeply.
Lewis later wrote,
"I have never concealed the fact that I regarded him as my master; indeed I fancy I have never written a book in which I did not quote from him."
The Title of this blog probably caught your attention. It caught mine. It is one of MacDonald's sermons from a volume called UnSpoken Sermons.
Perhaps the sharpness of the title even convinced you to open this post. I'll warn you. He is wordy. And he wrote in the 19th century. Some of his work is not easy to follow. But the text of this sermon is included as a link HERE.
Let me encourage you to read it long enough to find 2 or 3 nuggets of gold. MacDonald knew the Supreme Goodness of the heavenly Father.
And if you take the time to ask the question, "Do I know the Supreme Goodness of the One True Father?", what do you think your answer will be?
The one relationship assaulted most in the universe is that between Father and son. All of our assumptions about God and life, ourselves and others spring from our relationship, not only to the One True Father, but also to our own earthly fathers.
And so we all ask...
I wonder if God will show up for me.....and I wonder what that might look like?