荒漠甘泉06/21

荒漠甘泉∕6 月 21日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「人聽見祂在房子裡」(聖經馬可福音二章 1 節)

 

  構成礁石的珊瑚蟲,勤勤勞勞地在水底下工作著,從來沒有夢想到他們正在建立一個新的海島;在這個島上,漸漸地會長了植物又住了動物,和神的兒女們,他們就是做基督的後嗣,享受永世的榮耀。

 

  親愛的,如果現在神給你的地位是一個隱藏的、幽閉的、沒有人知道的,不要怨恨,不要憂愁;如果是上帝將你放在那裡的,總不要希圖走出上帝的旨意之外;因為沒有珊瑚蟲,就永不會有礁石建立起來。神需要一些樂意做屬靈珊瑚礁的人;他們的工作,雖沒有人發覺,可是他們有聖靈的扶持,和屬天的亮光。

 

  那日子將到:主耶穌要施行賞罰;祂決不會弄錯。那時,有些人因為從來沒有聽到過,你便會詫異:你怎樣也得到這麼大的賞賜!──

 

  可能神要我們離去一個弟兄姊妹眾多的聚會,一個最能給我們生氣的山頂,一些有幫助的義人的交通,而回到平庸的以馬忤斯去,或者到世俗的歌羅西去,或者竟到遙遠的馬其頓去,我們應當大著膽深信:神無論將我們放在什麼地方,祂早已命定那地方的勝利,會給我們獲得── 德克(Northcote Deck)

 
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 "It was noised that he was in the house."(Mark 2:1.)

THE polyps which construct the coral reefs, work away under water, never dreaming that they are building the foundation of a new island on which, by-and-by, plants and animals will live and children of God be born and fitted for eternal glory as joint-heirs of Christ.

If your place in God's ranks is a hidden and secluded one, beloved, do not murmur, do not complain, do not seek to get out of God's will, if He has placed you there; for without the polyps, the coral reefs would never be built, and God needs some who are willing to be spiritual polyps, and work away out of sight of men, but sustained by the Holy Ghost and in full view of Heaven.

The day will come when Jesus will give the rewards, and He makes no mistakes, although some people may wonder how you came to merit such a reward, as they had never heard of you before. --- Selected.

Just where you stand in the conflict,
There is your place.
Just where you think you are useless,
Hide not your face.

God placed you there for a purpose,
Whate'er it be;
Think He has chosen you for it;
Work loyally.

Gird on your armor! Be faithful
At toil or rest!
Whate'er it be, never doubting
God's way is best.

Out in the fight or on picket,
Stand firm and true;
This is the work which your Master
Gives you to do.

--- Selected.

Safely we may leave the crowded meeting, the inspiring mountain top, the helpful fellowship of "just men," and betake ourselves to our dim homely Emmaus, or to our dread public Colossae, or even to our far Macedonia in the mission field, quiety confident that just where He has placed us, in the usual round of life, He ordains that the borderland may be possessed, the victory won. --- Northcote Deck.

 

 

 

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