A year ago today, marked the 50 year anniversary of death of the man who has most profoundly impacted my spiritual life. Sadly, I was ill-prepared to give a proper tribute unto the man to whom I owe a debt of gratitude. However, better late than never . . . so, let me pay tribute to this mighty man of God: A.W. Tozer.
He had his flaws, as all saints do, but he also had profound virtues. Among them was an ability to sharply state what the soul so desperately needs to hear; that is, the majesty and holiness of God! It was at my high school graduation, someone gave me one of the best gifts of my life, although I didnâ€™t know it at the time and thought the gift rather â€œcheap.â€ They gave me an old, tacky copy of â€œThe Knowledge of the Holy.â€ By Godâ€™s grace I read the preface, and in reading that preface it was as if someone had opened a window of heaven, and I smelled for the first time, the pure â€œlight and lovelinessâ€ of that place. He spoke of his generation losing â€œthe concept of majesty from the popular religious mind.â€ He declared that, â€œthe Church has surrendered her once lofty concept of God and has substituted for it one so low, so ignoble, as to be utterly unworthy of thinking, worshipping men.â€ [Read more…] about Athirst for God: A Tribute to A.W. Tozer