Sunday December 21, 2014
On that day the root of Jesse shall stand as a signal to the people; the nations shall inquire of him, and his dwelling shall be glorious.
Those who seek are more aware than any others. They observe every face; they look deep into every personality; they hear every modulation in the voice. They hear music and words and the sounds of machinery, laughter, and tears with new hearing, attentive ears. They hear and see and taste life in a new way, with a finer consciousness, more analytically, because they are searching, because truth and only truth can ease their thirst; and with incomparably more delight, because, in this seeking, searching, and finding are one thing; everywhere and in everyone they find what they seek.
But the finding is never complete. We can never know God exhaustively or completely; and in this life we cannot know even with the vision of the saints in heaven. But we can sometimes know with knowledge akin to the knowledge of the dead, for sometimes we become so aware of the fierce beauty of God’s light that it seems to be known because it is burning within us. (The Reed of God, p. 120)