All Joy reminds. It is never a possession, always a desire for something longer ago or further away or still 'about to be'.

             ― C.S. Lewis



“'For in Him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are His offspring.’"  — Acts 17:28

Paul recognized that the words of Greek writers echoed spiritual truth about God. An inherent, created, knowledge that informs our deepest questions, longings, and stories - eternity in our hearts (Eccles. 3:11).

John 17:3 states that eternity (eternal life) is knowing the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. He is the greatest mystery and our utmost desire & joy we hold in our heart.

“…that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”  Colossians 2:2-3

With all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge found in God, our creator (Col. 2:3), all human literature can only be truly understood through this lens. This inherent inspiration of the writer, and the ministry of the Holy Spirit in our reading, study, and meditation on God’s Word. We take our creaturely reading to the Scripture to discern what nuggets of God's truth, though imperfectly rendered, might be found.

In a sense, our broader, deeper, and vocational reading enlarges the canvas upon which the Holy Spirit can render God's Word.

“Spiritual reading... is playful, anticipating the pleasures of friendship. It is prayerful, convinced that all honest words can involve us in some way, if we read with our hearts as well as our heads, in an eternal conversation that got its start in the Word that “became flesh.” Spiritual reading is at home with Homer as well as Hosea.”   Eugene H Peterson, 'Take And Read – Spiritual Reading: An Annotated List'

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