Saturday, January 15, 2011


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)

"A silent Heaven! Yes, but it is not the silence of callous indifference or helpless weakness; it is the silence of a great sabbatic rest, the silence of a peace which is absolute and profound - a silence which is the public pledge and proof that the way is open for the guiltiest of mankind to draw near to God.

When faith murmurs, and unbelief revolts, and men challenge the Supreme to break that silence and declare Himself, how little do they realise what the challenge means! It means the withdrawal of the amnesty; it means the end of the reign of grace; it means the closing of the day of mercy and the dawning of the day of wrath."

(From "The Silence of God" by Sir Robert Anderson, c. 1897)

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  1. Hi Sharon,

    Profound words from Sir Robert Anderson! His words remind me of our world today. It seems as though faith is murmuring and unbelief is revolting. A very scary place to be, because God's wrath is certain to come when he shows up a second time! Yikes!

    But thanks be to God, His wrath will NOT be poured out on His children who love Him and are expecting Him! Amen!!


  2. The silent witness of heaven and her voice. Beautiful, deep, rich thoughts. Thank you for giving them to me this day.


  3. Oh my this one is awesome! It starts out with a soft murmur and that feeling that the word "Sabbath" in all its many forms brings to mind.

    But then, it stirs into something powerful at the end.

  4. Hi Sharon,

    Profound words indeed, think I will have to come back to this one. It has been quite a week and I am a bit distracted. Praise God for Kerrie and family's safety. It was so good to hear from her. God Bless - Nita

  5. All of the beautiful snow lately has kept
    me in a quiet mood and thinking of silence
    and peace. I really like this one, Sharon.

  6. I used to never be able to sit still or quiet. I had to always move....but now I've found that silence of peace....His peace. thanks for this Sharon....hope your weekend is the best.

  7. Sharon - I always enjoy your quaint words posts. The silence of Heaven - I'm reminded of the verse, "Be still, and know that I am God." To me that means, remain still, keep silent, listen for His voice, and I (we) will KNOW without a shadow of doubt that He is God.


  8. Judy - So well said. God's wrath is indeed scary - for those who have not thrown their lives down at His Mercy Seat and believed in His salvation! But for those of us who have - OH, glorious peace, resting in the fact of our "right standing" with God through Jesus Christ.

    Elaine - It was my pleasure to pass on these "quaint words" - and to let the silent witness of Heaven speak for itself. A blessed moment of quiet amidst the storm...

    Debbie - That was my feeling, too. A sort of spiritual crescendo, huh?! My spirit was stirring at the end - I felt moved.

    Nita - We can be grateful that even in the midst of distracted, crazy weeks, God is still there - with His peaceful whisper. His quiet Presence calms all fears. (YES, great news about Kerrie and her family...)

    Sandy - I'm so glad you liked this. Perfect for a world hushed by the beauty of winter snow!

    Sarah - I have trouble keeping my MIND still - that's my challenge. To let God silence my thoughts, and speak HIS Voice to me.

    Joan - I have fun looking at all my "old" books to find something for these posts - I'm glad you like them. That verse is one of my favorites, and I also interpret it the way you do. Thank you for sharing that.



"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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