A CS Lewis Quote

In today’s message, I spoke from the Gospel of Matthew Chapter 6 and discussed that ever prevailing problem of worry. There are three types of worry which we seem to hold onto: worry about the past, worry about the present, and worry about the future.

In reading Jesus’ words, it seems the only appropriate worry is when we worry about the present. With that in mind, I used the following quote from CS Lewis as a way of guiding us away from worry even in the present moment:

“Almost certainly God is not in Time. His life does not consist of moments following one another. If a million people are praying to Him at ten-thirty tonight, He need not listen to them all in that one little snippet which we call ten-thirty. Ten-thirty—and every other moment from the beginning of the world—is always the Present for Him. If you like to put it that way, He has all eternity in which to listen to the split second of prayer put up by a pilot as his plane crashes in flames.”

Excerpt From: C. S. Lewis. “Mere Christianity.” HarperCollins. iBooks. 

With God, in the person and presence of Jesus, present with us in every moment there is the ability to overcome our worry and/or find peace in those difficult moments for we are never alone.

God is not distracted by a multitude of prayers but is, rather, present in all times and places. It is this way we know God’s love for us and it enables us, through the Spirit’s ever present work, to love others.

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