We went to a book signing last night
of Tim Keller, Senior Pastor of Redeemer,
NYC. His new book is : The Reason for God.
We have gotten his sermons for years and
visited Redeemer. What struck me later that
night was something God did in my soul.
Northerners wear wool. My dad wore a wool
sportscoat with khakis and a button-down
shirt and later I thought of this. Keller had
on a wool tweed jacket, just like my dad wore.
His first words were of being thankful
to be here where Spring has arrived. It takes
more time to come to NYC. My memories were
good and I thanked God. My parents separated
when I was 8 and divorced 5 years later. Those
"longings for home" were good. Almost back to
CS Lewis wrote about "Sehnsucht":
man's longing for his eternal home.
He believed that myth contains truth and
that Christianity was the "true myth."
Tolkien was the one to tell Lewis that.
Aren't we thankful! And for me, a taste
of Sehnsucht with a wool coat.