荒漠甘泉02/08

荒漠甘泉∕2月8日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「我……常與你們同在,直到世界的末了。」(聖經馬太福音二十八章 20 節)

 

  不要帶著懼怕的心去看前面將臨的事,要帶著盼望去看它們,因為主是我們的主,必要帶領我們一步一步過去。祂常與你同在;你只要緊緊抓住祂的手,祂會引導你安然經過一切的;當你軟弱無力、站立不住的時候,祂會將你懷抱在祂大能的膀臂中。

 

  不要為明天憂慮,永活的神今天既然看顧你,明天、每一天,也必定會同樣看顧你。有時祂不叫你遇見試探,有時祂加你力量使你能忍受試探。所以放心,拋棄一切焦急的意念和煩惱的理想。 ── 賽爾斯(Frances de Sales

 

  「耶和華是我的牧者。」(聖經詩篇二十三篇一節)

 

  「是」字在原文是現在式;不是過去式「曾是」,也不是將來式「將是」,也不是未定式「或是」。「耶和華是我的牧者」,祂現在是,祂永遠是;在主日是,在星期一也是,在一星期中每一天都是;在正月是,在十二月也是,在一年中每個月都是;在家裡是,在外鄉也是;在平安時是,在危險時也是;在豐餘時是,在缺乏時也是。在任何環境中都是。 ── 戴德生(J.Hudson Taylor

 
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“Lo, I am with you all the appointed days.” (Matt. 28:20.) (Variorum Version.)

Do not look forward to the changes and chances of this life in fear. Rather look at them with full hope that, as they arise, God, whose you are, will deliver you out of them. He has kept you hitherto; do you but hold fast to His dear hand, and He will lead you safely through all things; and when you cannot stand, He will bear you in His arms.

Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow. The same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow, and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations. --- Frances de Sales.

“The Lord is my shepherd.”

Not was, not may be, nor will be. “The Lord is my shepherd,” is on Sunday, is on Monday, and is through every day of the week; is in January, is in December, and every month of the year; is at home, and is in China; is in peace, and, is in war; in abundance, and in penury. --- J. Hudson Taylor.

HE will silently plan for thee, Object thou of omniscient care; God Himself undertakes to be Thy Pilot through each subtle snare.

He WILL silently plan for thee, So certainly, He cannot fail! Rest on the faithfulness of God, In Him thou surely shalt prevail.

He will SILENTLY plan for thee Some wonderful surprise of love. Eye hath not seen, nor ear hath heard, But it is kept for thee above.

He will silently PLAN for thee, His purposes shall all unfold; The tangled skein shall shine at last, A masterpiece of skill untold.

He will silently plan FOR THEE, Happy child of a Father’s care, As though no other claimed His love, But thou alone to Him wert dear. --- E. Mary. Grimes.

 

 

 

 

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