I know that he who is far outside
the whole creation
Takes me within himself and
hides me in his arms,
And then I find myself outside the
I, a frail, small mortal in the world,
Behold the Creator of the world,
all of him, within myself;
And I know that I shall not die,
for I am within the Life,
I have the whole of Life springing
up as a fountain within me.
He is in my heart, he is in heaven:
Both there and here he shows
himself to me with equal glory.
–Simeon the New Theologian (b. 949 d. 1022)
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I never cease to be amazed at the view we have by standing on the shoulders of those who have gone before us — such as Simeon the New Theologian. Such a rich heritage we have in those who have gone on before with Christ dwelling in them!
Amen. It always helps to hear from a witness from another time, another place, another perspective. It further establishes God’s testimony in our hearts!
Our God is just awesome! Omnipotent and omnipresent. Great post!
Yes. He’s not an “either/or” God. He’s a “both/and” God. 🙂 Thanks for your comment.
Thank you for reading!