Sunday, March 19, 2006

The Power of Stillness

"There is no spectacle in all the Bible so sublime as the silent Savior answering not a word to the men who were maligning Him, and whom He could have laid prostrate at His feet by one look of Divine power, or one word of fiery rebuke. But He let them say and do their worst, and He stood in the power of stillness--God's holy silent Lamb.

"There is a stillness that lets God work for us, and holds our peace; the stillness that ceases from its contriving and its self-vindication, and its expedients of wisdom and forethought, and lets God provide and answer the cruel blow, in His own unfailing, faithful love.

"How often we lose God's interposition by taking up our own cause, and striking for our defense. God give to us this silent power, this conquered spirit! And after the heat and strife of earth are over, men will remember us as we remember the morning dew, the gentle light and sunshine, the evening breeze, the Lamb of Calvary, and the gentle, holy heavenly Dove."

- A.B. Simpson

3 Comments:

Blogger Gone Away said...

A thoughtful quote, filled with inspiration.

I read most of your first page and found it delightfully peaceful and non-argumentative, a rarity in the blogosphere these days. Thank you.

8:42 PM  
Anonymous JenIG said...

Hello, i came by to say thanks for stopping by my blog page and then I started reading thru your delightful entries. this one in particular was a real blessing to me. I've had 'one of those' weeks and this a perfect thing for me to read.
hope to see you around in the future!
love jen

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is so sad how we have gotten so far away from God's perfect plan for us. Sometimes it might seem as if the life of Jesus Christ was all for nought
Pastor Daniel Hall

9:43 PM  

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