Thursday, December 8, 2011


I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! (Psalm 139:7, NLT)

A little boy was riding his tricycle furiously around the block, over and over again. Finally a policeman stopped and asked him why he was going around and around. The boy said that he was running away from home. The policeman asked why he kept going around the block. The boy responded, "Because my mom said that I'm not allowed to cross the street."

Some people spend an awful amount of time and energy trying to get away from God and from their spiritual roots. But deep down they know they can never escape from God and in their more rational moments they never want to. They realize, as St Augustine said, “thou hast made us for thyself and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in thee.”

From DAY LIGHTERS by Nico Bougas. Available from

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