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“Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life.” – G. K. Chesterton.

Indeed, happy is the man who by some means of grace finds his way back to a childish delight in what God has given him. In younger days I had the impression that our human quest is to find ourselves and then follow that. But time and truth have taught me that we are not lost from ourselves that we may discover the true Self. We are lost, but only because we have wandered from Eden. The problem is more severe than “find ourselves.” Here then is wisdom  – not in “knowing thyself,” but knowing thy God. That is the essence of faith – to see God through childish eyes. 

So the journey back to childhood has gone by way of the sinner, the legalist, the crisis of faith and then through the Gospel, the news that “Christ Jesus saves sinners” and delight in the unmixed grace of God.

TheologyDelish.com is a place to record and share thoughts on faith, grace, daily life as it converges with theology and to ponder the persistent questions of our culture. These thoughts, no doubt, are flavored by who I am as much as by my understanding of Scripture. My wife and I have two children. I am the janitor at my church. We are members of Trinity Bible Church were I serve as an elder. In the 1990s I studied and completed an M. Div. degree from BJU Seminary. This has given me a good background for teaching Sunday School, leading Bible studies and writing on topics in theology. Finally, I collect old books, paint on canvas, carve wooden signs, do not let a day pass without a good cup of coffee and think that most every meal could use a little hot sauce. 

 

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