The Gospel according to J E S U S : A Weapon of Mass Forgiveness and Love
Monday, April 30, 2007
Sensus Divinitatis (2)
The beautiful sights you are seeing are from the Saguenay River near Tadoussac in Quebec, Canada.
Why am I posting pictures from Tadoussac ?
Well, manymanyyears ago when I must have been around 4 years old, our family went sightseeing on this river.
And so this wilderness environment unfolded around me as our pleasure boat made its journey and impressed upon me something of a greater Being unlike myself (as much as one could say I had a sense of "myself" at the time).
I may have been slightly awestruck. The experience did present itself to me as an inescapable one, most definitely.
I am quite convinced that it was my first encounter with what the Bible speaks of in Romans 1:20 .
Now would that experience at the tender age of 4 or thereabouts have been sufficient to lead me to a true knowledge of God ?
I feel the best "true knowledge" imparted to me on that occasion was what was in fact true of myself from my birth : that which the Bible calls being "in Adam".
And so being "in Adam" I was potentially on the road to engage in the practices being denounced by the Apostle Paul in the immediate context of that passage.
After that experience at the age of 4 years I was irrevocably changed having been confronted perhaps for the first time with my lostness.