Friday, October 17, 2008

Saying These Small Words Forever

A postscript to Thankful Thursday...

“I have often wondered, perhaps in part simply because the term is so rarely used today, what it might mean to ‘glorify’ God forever. It will undoubtedly mean a great many things, but one of them surely must be that we will continually thank him.

We will thank him for his graciousness and goodness to us, and for inviting us into conversation. Along this line, I would think that we anticipate our ‘chief and highest end’ every time we behold something beautiful and find that after we have exclaimed, ‘Ah, how wonderful!’ we are almost compelled to say ‘Thank you!’

Our destiny is to say these small words forever and so experience the gratitude that is the perfection of happiness.”

—Craig M. Gay, Dialogue, Catalogue & Monologue (Vancouver, BC: Regent College Publishing, 2008), 48-49

(HT: Of First Importance)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have a book on my shelf by Craig Gay that I've never read...I like this quotation you've pulled out to highlight. I'm going to have to pull that book down and take a look!