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!
"It has been well said that 'earthly cares are a heavenly discipline;' but they are even something better than discipline - they are God's chariots, sent to take the soul to its high places of triumph.
They do not look like chariots...
They look like juggernaut cars of misery and wretchedness, which are only waiting to roll over us and crush us into the earth.
But could we see them as they really are, we should recognize them as chariots of triumph in which we may ride to those very heights of victory for which our souls have been longing and praying.
The Juggernaut car is the visible things; the chariot of God is the invisible...
This is the prayer we need to pray for ourselves and one another, 'Lord, open our eyes that we may see...'
...for the world all around us...is full of God's horses and chariots, waiting to carry us to places of glorious victory."
(From "The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life" by Hannah Whitall Smith, c. 1888)
(A listing of books and authors, and also dates of individual postings from those books, will be found on my "QUAINT WORDS" page)
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