If God is in His universe

I just heard a quote misquoted.


I was pretty sure about it. The movie quoted Shakespeare - a lot. And in a really cool way. The story ended with a quote, "God is in his universe and all is right with the world."


So call me a total geek. I fail at it miserably, as I can never really remember things the way I wish I could. A good geek could do it.


But I used to love misquoting that quote.


The quote is "God is in His Heaven, and all is right with the world." And it's not Shakespeare, though they didn't say it was, they just left it as if it were.


It is Robert Browning. I googled.





I love that quote. And somewhere in my life, I messed with it and started saying to myself, "God is in His Heaven, and He does not get freaked out." (I'm guessing I was in my 20's.)


But tonight, in the process of looking that quote up, I stumbled providentially (i.e. God thing) on another quote by C.S. Lewis:


“God will invade. But I wonder whether people who ask God to interfere openly and directly in our world quite realise what it will be like when He does. When that happens, it is the end of the world. When the author walks on to the stage the play is over. God is going to invade, all right: but what is the good of saying you are on His side then, when you see the whole natural universe melting away like a dream and something else - something it never entered your head to conceive - comes crashing in; something so beautiful to some of us and so terrible to others that none of us will have any choice left? For this time it will be God without disguise; something so overwhelming that it will strike either irresistible love or irresistible horror into every creature. It will be too late then to choose your side. There is no use saying you choose to lie down when it has become impossible to stand up. That will not be the time for choosing; it will be the time when we discover which side we really have chosen, whether we realised it before or not. Now, today, this moment, is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It will not last for ever. We must take it or leave it.”


This puts politics in perspective. Why God doesn't just come smashing in...


That's all I have to say.


Tenderly yours,


Lydia C




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