Thursday, March 13, 2014

"When I run, I feel His pleasure"

In the film Chariots of Fire there is a memorable scene involving Eric Liddell and his sister, Jenny. She is chiding him for what she regards as his divided loyalty between his athletics and his commitment to Christ. She reminds him that God made him for Himself. He replies: 

“Aye, Jenny, I know, but He also made me fast, and when I run, I feel His pleasure.”

For us, this may not be athletics. It may be accounting or selling or teaching or nursing or mothering. In the latter case, this would allow a mother to declare with conviction:  “And when I make the lunches, I feel His pleasure.”

Alistair Begg
Made For His Pleasure, pages xviii - xix

(Moody Press)