• “The night I sailed for China, March 3, 1893, my life, on the human side, was broken, and it never was mended again. But He has been enough.” – Amy Carmichael

Joy and Strength 09/08

Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness.
Ps. XXX. 4.

Glad with Thy light, and glowing with Thy love.
So let me ever speak and think and move
As fits a soul new-touched with life from heaven
That seeks but so to order all her course
As most to show the glory of that Source
By whom alone her strength, her life are g^ven.
C. J. P. Spitta

OUR Christianity is apt to be of a very “dutiful” kind. We mean to do our duty, we attend church and go to our communions. But our hearts are full of the difficulties, the hardships, the obstacles which the situation presents, and we go on our way sadly, downhearted and despondent. We need to learn that true Christianity is inseparable from deep joy; and the secret of that joy lies in a continual looking away from all else — away from sin and its ways, and from the manifold hindrances to the good we would do — up to God, His love, His purpose, His will. In proportion as we do look up to Him we shall rejoice, and in proportion as we rejoice in the Lord will our religion have tone and power and attractiveness.
Charles Gore

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Verse of the Day

Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?” says the Lord; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the Lord. — Jeremiah 23:24 (NKJV)

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