Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Sense and surprise

At one and the same time, God's ways make perfect sense and yet may surprise us. From Samson Agonistes:

And I perswade me God had not permitted
His strength again to grow up with his hair
Garrison'd round about him like a Camp
Of faithful Souldiery, were not his purpose
To use him further yet in some great service,
Not to sit idle with so great a gift
Useless, and thence ridiculous about him.

Oft he seems to hide his face,
But unexpectedly returns