April 4, 2009
“Study is like a winter sun that hath little warmth and influence: meditation . . . melts the heart when it is frozen, and makes it drop into tears of love…”
“Some hearers have spiritual anorexia, Baxter said, for they have neither appetite nor digestion,. but others have spiritual bulimia..they have appetite, but no digestion.”
These excerpts are from a wonderful introduction to Christian meditation as the Puritans practiced it, written by Dr. Joel Beeke, pastor of Heritage Netherlands Reformed Church, and president of Puritan Reformed Seminary, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Beeke’s article may be read here.