no natural happiness

      Yesterday, I watched a father holding his small child close, whispering and delighting and soothing softly, and my small heart was homesick.     

“[A]lmost all our modern philosophies have been devised to convince us that the good of man is to be found on this earth, . . . [but] we remain conscious of a desire which no natural happiness will satisfy.” C. S. Lewis

“I am a Father . . . and I will comfort and console. . . .” Jeremiah 31:9, 13