George Macdonald

Have You Found Our King? – George MacDonald

“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14

Brother, sister, have you found our King? There He is, kissing little children and drawing them to Himself with utmost affection. There He is at a table with the head of a fisherman lying on His bosom, and somewhat heavy at heart that even he, the beloved disciple, cannot yet understand Him well. The mothers and fathers who show the greatest care, compassion, and sympathy for their children are but an earthly representative of our all-loving God.

– George MacDonald –
from The Best of George Macdonald

Demonstrate Love in the Small Things – George MacDonald

The things most readily to be done – those that lie not at the doorstep but on the very table of a man’s mind – are often the most neglected and overlooked. Can a man become strong in righteousness without learning to perform ordinary acts of kindness for his neighbor? Will a man climb the last flight of the stair when he has never set foot on the lowest step? Could it be that the Lord, who demands high virtue of us, tests us first in little tasks before he entrusts to us bigger ones?

He who demonstrates love in the small things demonstrates love in all things. He who will do it only in great things, who neglects “small acts” and tasks, does not truly understand the nature of God’s love.

– George MacDonald –
from The Best of George MacDonald

August 12, 2014

Obedience is the opener of eyes.

– George MacDonald –

April 29, 2014

Instead of asking yourself whether you believe or not, ask yourself whether you have, this day, done one thing because He said, Do it! or once abstained because He said, Do not do it! It is simply absurd to say you believe, or even want to believe, in Him, if you do not do anything He tells you.

– George MacDonald –

October 20, 2013

A man’s real belief is that which he lives by. What a man believes is the thing he does, not the thing he thinks.

– George MacDonald –

September 22, 2013

Afflictions are but the shadows of God’s wings.

– George Macdonald –

July 20, 2012

Lord, thou has called me forth, I turn and call on thee.

– George MacDonald –
from Diary of an Old Soul