• “Heaven is not here, it’s There. If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next. God is forever luring us up and away from this one, wooing us to Himself and His still invisible Kingdom, where we will certainly find what we so keenly long for.” – Elisabeth Elliot

December 4 – Daily Strength for Daily Needs

_Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called_.–I TIM. vi. 12.

Oh, dream no more of quiet life; Care finds the careless out; more wise to vow Thy heart entire to faith’s pure strife; So peace will come, thou knowest not when or how.
LYRA APOSTOLICA.
Who art thou that complainest of thy life of toil? Complain not. Look up, my wearied brother; see thy fellow-workmen there, in God’s Eternity; surviving there, they alone surviving; sacred band of the Immortals, celestial body-guard of the empire of mankind. To thee Heaven, though severe, is not unkind; Heaven is kind,–as a noble mother; as that Spartan mother, saying while she gave her son his shield, “With it, my son, or upon it.” Thou too shall return home in honor; to thy far-distant Home, in honor; doubt it not,–if in the battle thou keep thy shield! Thou, in the Eternities and deepest death-kingdoms art not an alien; thou everywhere art a denizen. Complain not.
T. CARLYLE.

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Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. — Matthew 7:12 (NKJV)

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