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Accept your suffering as a precious gift from His hand, and dare to believe that in and through it all, you are filling up that which is behind of His own suffering, for His Body’s sake, which is the Church. You are being admitted into His Gethsemane to watch with Him, your suffering is precious […]

When God Is Real ~ F. B. Meyer

January 21st, 2011

When God is real to us, and we receive all things either by His permission or appointment, we can find occasions for joy where other men see unmitigated grief, chinks of blue in the dark sky, and songs in the night. -From The Epistle to the Philippians by F. B. Meyer

Storms cannot shipwreck the Gospel; they waft it forward. Its foes contrive ingenious devices to obstruct it, but they awake to discover that all they had done to hinder is used to help. The lines of rail and the rolling stock which the enemy elaborated for incursions of hostile intent, are found to be simply […]

It is a beautiful privilege to work along with Christ, but we shall not serve in that blessed apprenticeship long, without learning this lesson, that He has no pleasure in service rendered to Himself or others, that does not cost us blood! This is characteristic of His own service to the world, and you will […]

Be careful, in the service of Christ, always to give brimful measure.  It may be a very small thing! To take a class of poor children; to pay a visit to a dying man or woman; to write a letter; to give a tract or a pocket testament. The jar of opportunity may be a […]

Let it never be said or thought, that the life hidden with Christ in God is sad or sour! He, who created the song of the singing bird, the infectious laughter of the child, the dancing sunlight of the woodland, and loved to see the children playing in the marketplace, has not brought melancholy into […]

XXXVII. Back to the Father   “And there are also many other things which Jesus did.”–JOHN xxi. 25.        Once more, as we learn both from the Gospel according to Matthew and the First Epistle to Corinthians, our Lord met the eleven Apostles, together with some five hundred brethren beside, on a mountain in […]

XXXVI. The Life-Plan of Peter and John   “What is that to thee? follow thou Me.”–JOHN xxi. 22.        We are standing on the eastern shore of the Lake of Galilee.  The morning breeze blows fresh in our faces; the tiny wavelets run up with a silvery ripple, and die on the white sand; […]

XXXV. Peter’s Love and Work   “Thou knowest that I love Thee. . . .  Feed my lambs.”–JOHN xxi. 15.        That miraculous catch of fish on which we have dwelt was a parable to the disciples of the kind of work in which they were thenceforward to be engaged.  They were to catch […]

XXXIV. The Lake of Galilee   “Jesus showed Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias.”–JOHN xxi. 1.         “All ye shall be offended because of Me this night; for it is written, I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.  But after that I am risen, I will […]

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