Welcome to "Quaint Words!”
These posts will contain thoughts, poems, and prayers from old books that I have found at antique stores, flea markets, and garage sales (with an occasional treasure from a bookstore).
I love the rhythm and sound of the older English language, and am blessed by other believers who have gone before me!
(A listing of books and authors, and also dates of individual postings from those books, will be found on my "QUAINT WORDS" page)
(The following is based on a devotion for Matthew 16:21-28):
"No man, [Jesus] says, can attain the high, enduring life of the age to come without being ready, if need be, to sacrifice his present physical life. The essence of life in the age to come is friendship. The essence of friendship is the readiness to take account of another's interests as of one's own - to deny one's self, that is, to deny to one's self the right to the supreme place in thought and plan. To do this in the situation which Jesus and His disciples confronted might result in physical death.
"Lord, it belongs not to my care
Whether I die or live;
To love and serve Thee is my share,
And this Thy grace must give.
Christ leads me through no darker rooms
Than He went through before;
He that unto God's kingdom comes,
Must enter by this door.
My knowledge of that life is small;
The eye of faith is dim;
But it's enough that Christ knows all,
And I shall be with Him."
-- Richard Baxter
(From "Christ in Everyday Life" by Edward Increase Bosworth, c. 1910)
P.S. Let's all remember those brave men and women who gave up their lives on this day in 2001. And let's offer up many prayers for their families and loved ones.
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