This is wonderful Nancy! "The humble glorify God for them. The proud exalt themselves against them."I love the painting of our Lord healing. Beautiful. Once again thank you for the inspiring post! Just finished a post on humility too! Must be in the air or in our bones...
I just read your post, and as always it is wonderful. If anyone stopping by here likes poetry... and I mean REALLY GOOD poetry... click on Mad-Eyed Monk's link and treat yourself to reading down the page. Her work does what poetry is supposed to do: it "shows," it doesn't "tell."
Awesome quote, Nancy:) Our pride really does limit our reality, doesn't it? And, then, it seems to further damage our faith as our vision is confined to human thinking.The painting is so full of compassion - it's beautiful!God bless, Nancy:-)
Yes, pride limits our reality. Indeed. What a good way to put it, Vicky!
This helps us to understand why miracles aren't the automatic trump card that we would like them to be! I can think of many times when I have prayed that God would perform a miracle for an unbeliever that they might see and believe. But as Vicky said, our pride limits our reality. Only the humble (or those made humble by God) can really "see" and glorify God in all His works.
I've been trying to find my concordance in the mound of books beside me (oh, what a mound!); there is a scripture in which God the Father (as I recall) speaks from Heaven to Jesus, and some onlookers say something like that it was the wind. My memory isn't too sharp at nearly midnight... but it always makes me think of how some just want to explain things away. "The natural man does not accept what is taught by the Spirit of God; for him, that is absurdity..." I forget just where that verse is also, but perhaps you know. As for me, the older I get, the more I must find things in concordances!