Monday, April 23, 2007

Spring is on its way...

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"Christ is a "hiding place." Imagine someone caught on top of a hillside during a storm with lightening and squalling winds. He would want nothing more than to find a hiding place until the tempest was over. Consider a boat at sea, when fierce winds have driven it from all its anchors. With nothing to keep it from being split open on the next rock, a safe harbor-a hiding place-is the great desire and expectation of the poor ones in the boat. Is this the condition of the soul? Do strong temptations beat upon it, ready to hurry it down into sin and folly, so that it has no rest from them? With one blast immediately succeeding another-the soul begins to faint, to be weary, give over, and say, "I'm going to die, I can't hold out much longer!" Fly to His bosom, retreat into His arms. Expect relief by faith in Him, and you will be safe."

~JOHN OWEN

1 comment:

charity said...

Yes, I love the spring! What a beutiful time of year God gave us to enjoy!