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C. S. Lewis on defending the faith while trusting in grace:
From all my lame defeats and oh! much more
From all the victories that I seemed to score;
From cleverness shot forth on Thy behalf
At which, while angels weep, the audience laugh;
From all my proofs of Thy divinity,
Thou, who wouldst give no sign, deliver me.

Thoughts are but coins. Let me not trust, instead
of Thee, their thin-worn image of Thy head.
From all my thoughts,
even from my thoughts of Thee,
O thou fair Silence, fall, and set me free.
Lord of the narrow gate and the needle's eye,
Take from me all my trumpery lest I die.

C.S. Lewis, "The Apologist's Evening Prayer," in Poems, ed. Walter Hooper (London: Geoffrey Bles, 1964), p. 129.

HT: Doug Wilson


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Susanne Schuberth (Germany)

July 2, 2012 at 05:43 PM

Amen - even my “deepest” thoughts about God will never catch Him...I need Jesus' Grace and wisdom too (okc).