Bible Sunday 2/19: It Comes to This

In addition to my daily study of brief Bible readings from the St. James Daily Devotional Guide, I like to savor the little seven-line poem for that calendar date in George MacDonald's 365-day cycle, The Diary of an Old Soul.

What a fearless and childlike man of God he was! It's not hard to see why C.S. Lewis called MacDonald "my master."  A few days ago (February 3) came around one of my favorites, based of course on John 14:6. It reads:

Back still it comes to this: there was a man

Who said, "I am the truth, the life, the way:" --

Shall I pass on, or shall I stop and hear? --

"Come to the Father but by me none can."

What then is this? -- am I not also one

Of those who live in fatherless dismay?

I stand, I look, I listen, I draw near.