10. But was not either the Father or the Son "borne over the
waters?" If we understand this to mean in space, as a body, then
neither was the Holy Spirit; but if the incommutable super-eminence
of Divinity above everything mutable, then both Father, and Son,
and Holy Ghost were borne "over the waters." Why, then, is this
said of Thy Spirit only? Why is it said of Him alone? As if He
had been in place who is not in place, of whom only it is written,
that He is Thy gift. In Thy gift we rest; there we enjoy Thee.
Our rest is our '.place. Love lifts us up thither, and Thy good
Spirit lifteth our lowliness from the gates of death? In Thy good
pleasure lies our peace. The body by its own weight gravitates towards
its own place. Weight goes not downward only, but to its own place.
Fire tends upwards, a stone downwards. They are propelled by their
own weights, they seek their own places. Oil poured under the water
is raised above the water; water poured upon oil sinks under the oil.
They are propelled by their own weights, they seek their own places.
Out of order, they are restless; restored to order, they are at
rest. My weight is my love. by it am I borne whithersoever I am
borne. By Thy Gift we are inflamed, and are borne upwards; we wax
hot inwardly, and go forwards. We ascend Thy ways that be in our
heart, and sing a song of degrees; we glow inwardly with Thy fire,
with Thy good fire, and we go, because we go upwards to the peace of
Jerusalem; for glad was I when they said unto me, "Let us go into
the. house of the Lord." There hath Thy good pleasure placed us,
that we may desire no other thing than to dwell. there for ever.