Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Human Machine Was Meant to Run on God

As I was studying this week's discipleship group chapter on "Recognizing Our Dependence on God" I was reminded of this quote by C. S. Lewis from Mere Christianity that also fits the topic of "Wholly Satisfied."

God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine. A car is made to run on gasoline, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other. That is why it is just no good asking God to make us happy in our own way without bothering about religion. God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

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