RICHARD Foster, a Quaker pastor and scholar, says God comes to us not to overwhelm and overpower us, but to interrupt us in the midst of our ordinary routines, on the ground of what is familiar to us – everyday life, the arena in which most of life with God takes place.
“He whispers rather than shouts, gently prompts rather than shoves,” says Foster.
As the great apostle Paul says: we view the awe-inspiring mysteries of life like a reflection though a dusty mirror.
We touch the hem of God’s garment and feel a little tingle of power, but God remains incomprehensible.
So we try to hang on for dear life with perhaps a little faith that God is in control.
And the thought that as long as we are alive we are learning lessons.