When God wants an Important

One of our pastors used this quote from Marian Edelman in an Advent sermon. I had meant to keep it for next year, but it’s so good I just have to send it along! Leighton

“When God wants an important thing done in this world or a wrong righted, He goes about it in a very singular way. He doesn’t release thunderbolts or stir up earthquakes. God simply has a tiny baby born, perhaps of a very humble home, perhaps of a very humble mother. And God puts the idea or purpose into the mother’s heart. And she puts it in the baby’s mind, and then – God waits. The great events of this world are not battles and elections and earthquakes and thunderbolts. The great events are babies, for each child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged with humanity, but is still expecting goodwill to become incarnate in each human life.”

From Marian Wright Edelman, Guide My Feet (Prayers & Meditations on Loving & Working with Children)



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