Sunday, January 18, 2004
"I do not know when I have had happier times in my soul, than when I have been sitting at work, with nothing before me but a candle and a white cloth, and hearing no sound but that of my own breath, with God in my soul and heaven in my eye...I rejoice in being exactly what I am, a creature capable of loving God, and who, as long as God lives, must be happy. I get up and look for a while out of the window, and gaze at the moon and stars, the work of an Almighty hand. I think of the grandeur of the universe, and then sit down, and think myself one of the happiest beings in it."
-A poor Methodist woman, eighteenth century
-from Gateway to Joy by Elisabeth Elliot
The Lord's lovingkindness indeed never cease,
for His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
Great is Thy faithfulness.
"The Lord is my portion," says my soul,
"Therefore I have hope in Him."
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
to the person who seeks Him.
It is good that he waits silently
for the salvation of the Lord.
Encourage one another,