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Two wondeful quotes on God’s presence

“Christ did not come to do away with sufering; He did not come to explain it; He came to fill it with his presence.”            – Paul Claudel


Worship is the human response to the perceived presence of the divine, a presence which transcends normal human activity and is holy.     – A.W. TozerSurely the Lord is in this place—and I did not know it! … How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven (Gen. 28:16-17 NRSV).

Before the dream, the place had only been a stopping place reached by sunset (28:11), but when he awoke it had become a holy place. The holy presence of God had penetrated into ordinary (profane) space in a way which had aroused acute awareness on the part of a human being. The sacred (holy) and profane are united in an experience of worship.

Marvin E. T


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