11/10/12

"The riddles of God"

"VERBALLY speaking the enigmas of Jehovah seem darker and more desolate than the enigmas of Job; yet Job was comfortless before the speech of Jehovah and is comforted after it. He has been told nothing, but he feels the terrible and tingling atmosphere of something which is too good to be told. The refusal of God to explain His design is itself a burning hint of His design. The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man."

~G.K. Chesterton: Introduction to The Book of Job.

 

Artwork: Job Confessing his Presumption to God who Answers from the Whirlwind, by William Blake. Pen, ink and watercolour over pencil on paper, 1803-05; National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh.

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