Henri Nouwen spent decades in his lonely struggle to know Christ. His spiritual journey has sparked in so many people a deeper hunger for God. It reminds me of Hebrews 11:6 that God rewards those earnestly seek him.
I was struck with sadness when I heard of Nouwens death because he was a restless soul who knew how to write down his quest after the ways of God. He described his longing for an intimate relationship with his Heavenly Father. It was his sense of longing that I tied into. Many of the struggles of 20 years were very much alive to Nouwen and he wrote them down so carefully. He helped me, along with many others, get in touch with our souls struggles, longings, and hungering after God.
He knew how to write down his quest after the ways of God.|
The question comes, Are you, am I, as sincere a seeker after the way of Christ as this writer was? His writings tell us that his hearts one desire was to know the Lord. What about you? Maybe you havent written it, but the Lord knows those who seek after him, and he rewards their quest.
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