The Secret Kindness of God

The whole world is preserved, and every part of it keeps its place, by the will and decree of Him, whose power, above and below, is everywhere diffused. Though we live on bread, we must not ascribe the support of life to the power of bread, but to the secret kindness, by which God imparts to bread the quality of nourishing our bodies.

           --John Calvin

This quote from Calvin struck me as I reflect upon Paul's sermon in Athens, that in God we live, move, and have our being. All of life is infused with the secret kindness of God.

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