Truth from high places

Hinds’ Feet on High Places is a beloved novel that is much more than mere fiction.

This allegory of Much-Afraid’s spiritual journey is one I’ve read over and over to help me push through my own fears and to learn to trust the King of Love more and more.

Enjoy today’s quotes.

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Excerpt from Hinds’ Feet on High Places

She began to understand quite clearly that truth cannot be understood from books alone or by any written words, but only by personal growth and development in understanding, and that things written even in the Book of Books can be astonishingly misunderstood while one still lives on the low levels of spiritual experience and on the wrong side of the grave on the mountains.

She perceived that no one who finds herself up on the slopes of the Kingdom of Love can possibly dogmatize about what is seen there, because it is only then that she comprehends how small a part of the glorious whole she sees.

All she can do is to gasp with wonder, awe, and thanksgiving, and to long with all her heart to go higher and to see and understand more.

Paradoxical as it may seem, as she gazed out on dazzling vistas, so glorious that could not look at them steadily or grasp their magnificent sweep, she often thought that the prayer which best expressed her heart’s desire was that of the blind man, “Lord, that I might receive my sight! Help me to open myself to more light. Help me to fuller understanding.”
– Hannah Hurnard

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12 thoughts on “Truth from high places

  1. Mia

    Dear Lisa
    I have heard so much of this book and still haven’t read it. I will certainly try to get hold of a copy for I think we can all see ourselves in this character to some extent!
    Blessings XX

  2. Sharon O

    My all time favorite book I give a copy to anyone I can… I have soft bound and hard bound. It is a wonderful challenge and so strong in teaching and relational. I just had to comment on this one.

  3. christina

    One of my favorites too, though I’d forgotten this passage. It ties in with a bit of conversation with a friend yesterday. Thanks for the reminder. Blessed worship to you tomorrow!

    1. Lisa notes...

      I was looking back through passages I’d highlighted in this book and loved this part near the end. So precious. Glad it was a good reminder for you.

      Read your comment last night, and then today I did indeed have blessed worship. Thank you, friend. I pray your new doctors’ visits go well this week.

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