2/13/08

Temptation

"The Tempter came and said to him, 'If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.'..." Matthew 4:3 (NRSV)

Such power was his, not to take care of himself, but to work the work of Him that sent him...To make that stone bread would be to take the care out of the Father's hands, and turn the divinest thing in the universe into the merest commonplace of self-preservation. And in nothing was he to be beyond his brethren, save in faith. No refuge for him, any more than for them, save in the love and care of the Father. Other refuge, let it be miraculous power or what you will, would be but hell to him. God is refuge. God is life.
-George MacDonald (from: "The Temptation in the Wilderness)

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2 Comments:

Blogger Nance said...

It's a fine sermon, I think.

1:00 AM, February 14, 2008  
Blogger Daniel McLain Hixon said...

I really liked it. Now I want to read more of George's stuff...

11:20 AM, February 15, 2008  

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