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!
"Then He comes to us, walking on the sea, and says: 'Fear not. It is I. Be not afraid.' And we whisper to ourselves, 'It is the Lord.'
Yes, then it is easy. Then we understand. Then we wonder that we should have doubted. Then we are ashamed of our wavering. What a beautiful tribute to Christ would have been our trust!
...What a joy to hear Him say, 'Come,' and we go, really walk upon the sea, really do wonders until some tremendous sorrow-wave dashes up between us and Christ, and for a moment we lose heart and...cry out, 'Lord, save me!' And immediately (that word immediately is so full of love!) stretching forth His hand, He takes hold of me, and when He is come into my heart-boat the wind ceases.
It is only after Christ has taken - has been given - full control of our heart-boat that the winds cease. This is the struggle of our life - to let Christ rule.
...[when] we have emptied our lives of everything that could raise a tempest in the heart, then Christ will sit at the helm, and the waves may toss, and the winds blow about the boat, but we are calm, for we have no cause to fear.
Christ sits at the helm and rules."
(From "Spiritual Pastels" by J. S. E., c. 1918)
(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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