|Re: With gratitude for FHB (pub. Dec. 12, 2011)|
|Written by Dwight Christenbury|
|Monday, 20 February 2012 04:20|
Dr. Wardlaw writes, “’Wise ones still seek Him.’ They go these days to midnight candlelit services and sing beloved, grateful hymns. Or they stare, open-mouthed, into the mysteries of space from which, by the grace of God, all of us were spawned.” I don’t know whether he intended to issue a call to humility, but I hear in Dr. Wardlaw’s words an affirmation that God’s grace is infinitely grander than we can perceive — and that God’s purposes won’t begin to fit in the paltry little boxes that we construct for them.
In an age that craves black-and-white certainty, in which culture and church alike place the loudest know-it-alls on the highest pedestals, Dr. Wardlaw’s essay is a welcome reminder: It’s awfully hard to be wise without also being humble.