Boldly drawing on a familiar human image of inexpressible joy and delight, God says his delight in his people will be like that of a bridegroom’s delight in his bride. Isaiah explains that in God’s great plan of salvation, he not only forgives his people, protects them, heals them, provides for them, restores them to their home, reconciles them to each other, transforms them so they are righteous, honors them, exalts them above all nations, and makes them a blessing to all nations, as he called them be be — but more than these things, he actually delights in his people.
— Notes on Isaiah 62:3-5 in ESV Study Bible
Words to live by"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." -- C.S. Lewis
A definitely non-comprehensive list of books I love and may happen to be reading right now.
The Ball and the Cross, by G.K. Chesterton
Christianophobia, by Rupert Shortt
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien (it's an annual re-read!)
Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton, A Severe mercy by Sheldon Vanauken, Scoop by Evelyn Waugh, Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky, Beauty by Robin McKinley, Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty, Till We Have Faces and The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott, Clover by Susan Coolidge, and The Little Prince.
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