“…the soul’s paradox of love…”

In our earthly existence with each new thing we learn, we always lose something else. For example, as a child watches a magician they can think of no way the tricks can be done other than real magic. Some people will hold on to the fascination their entire life, while others will learn how the tricks are done and forever lose that innocent fascination. The same is true of everything earthly, a music fan has a simple pleasure in listening while the trained musician may appreciate the music on a deeper level but has lost that simple pleasure.

For the most part the trade-off is in our favor, as children we enjoy getting gifts but as parents we enjoy giving them, and as a grandparent that pleasure is even greater. There are times when it is not; for me, movies with special effects are hard to watch because I either know how it was done or I’m more interested in how it was done than in the movie itself.

There is one area of our lives where this does not apply; The Pursuit of God; as A.W. Tozer says in his book by that name, “To have found God and still pursue Him is the soul’s paradox of love…” The more we learn of God the more that is revealed. One can spend a lifetime and never know Him completely, what a wonderful, magical trick indeed.

Heavenly Father,
We give thanks that you are infinite; not limited like all that we know on Earth; that we may study you all our lives and will never finish our quest to know you. Oh Lord, give us the desire to seek you all of our days and to share your Gospel joyfully and never with fear. It is in the sweet name of Jesus that we pray.


2 Responses to ““…the soul’s paradox of love…””

  1. Wonderful paradox indeed! A beautiful reminder to keep seeking even though we’ve already been found.

  2. Jim,

    I am with you on this one. I think we can learn something new everyday when we stay in the word and seek our Father. Good post man..I am a little behind on my responses so bear with me 🙂 take care…Chris

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