Friday, July 3, 2009

So that we may never lack God


"God's goodness is near us. It is not a goodness far away, but God follows us with his goodness in whatever situation we are. He attaches himself to us, he has made himself close, that he might be near us in goodness. He is a father, and everywhere to maintain us. He is a husband, and everywhere to help. He is a friend, and everywhere to comfort and counsel. His love is a near love. He has taken upon himself the closest kinds of relationships, so that we may never lack God and the evidences of his love."

Richard Sibbes, Works, IV:196, paraphrased.