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Monday, July 30, 2012

Sabath Rest...the way the small live

One more visit with Ann VosKamp before we move on down the garden trail.  Today's topic: humility.

C. S. Lewis said he was "surprised by joy"  Perhaps there is no way to discover joy but as surprise?
The way the small live. Every day.
Yes, the small even have a biblical nomenclature.  Doesn't God call them the humble?
The humble live surprised.  The humble live by joy.
I am ear and Jesus whispers to the surprised, "God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth." (Matthew 5:5).  The humble are the laid-low and bowed ones, the surprised ones with hands open to receive whatever He gives.
He hands them the earth.
The earth.
But is it any wonder?  That word humility itself comes from the Latin root humus--the kind of earth that grows good crops.  God gives the earth to the humus-people, the humble ones.  Humility is that good humus that grows gratitude that yields abundant joy.
--Ann VosKamp, 1000 Gifts

May we all be humus-souled, and may we encompass the whole earth.

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