God Doesn’t Speed up for Fools
Faster no step moves God because the fool
Shouts to the universe, “God there is none,”
The blindest man will not preach out the sun,
Though on his darkness he should found a school.
It may be, when he finds he is not dead,
Though world and body, sight and sound are fled,
Some eyes may open in his foolish head.
About the author and the source
C. S. Lewis (1898–1963) considered George MacDonald (1824–1905) his master and read MacDonald’s Diary of an Old Soul as a devotional. The Diary consists of 365 stanzas directed to God, one for each day of the year. Above is the stanza for March 3rd. For more on MacDonald, see Christian History 86, George MacDonald, and Christian History 113, Seven Literary Sages.
George MacDonald. Diary of an Old Soul. London, 1860.