Joy and Strength 10/14

My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen Thou me according unto Thy word.
Ps. cxix. 28.

That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love.
Col. ii. 2.

When I am with Thee as Thou art with me,
Life will be self-forgetting power;
Love, ever conscious, buoyant, clear, and free
Will flame in darkest hour.
George Macdonald.

EVERYTHING becomes possible to those who love. The commands of the Lord are no longer grievous, for the soul that loves is gifted by that love with fresh energies; it discovers in itself unsuspected possibilities, and is supplied with ever-flowing currents of new vigor. We shall be enabled to do so much if only we love. We live by loving, and the more we love the more we live; and therefore, when life feels dull and the spirits are low, turn and love God, love your neighbor, and you will be healed of your wound. Love Christ, the dear Master; look at His face, listen to His words, and love will waken, and you will do all things through Christ who strengtheneth you.
Henry Scott Holland.

The noble love of Jesus impels a man to do great things, and stirs him up to be always longing for what is more perfect.
Thomas A. Kempis.

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