荒漠甘泉12/19

荒漠甘泉∕12 月19日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「這些事終必為你們的見證。」(路加福音廿一章13節)

 

   基督徒的生活是爬山的生活;如果爬在前面的人能常回頭喊一聲、笑一笑、點一點頭、招一招手,對於爬在後面的人是大有幫助的。我們都是爬山的人,我們應該互相幫助、勉勵才是。這樣的爬山是很危險的,可是也是極為榮耀的。我們要爬上山頂,一方面必須費力,一方面必須謹慎、堅忍。我們越爬得高,前途的景色越望得清。我們中間如果有什麼人發現了什麼值得注意的東西,應該立即回頭喊一聲,叫後面疲倦的同伴得著興奮。──  

 
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 “It shall turn to you for a testimony.” (Luke 21:13.)

Life is a steep climb, and it does the heart good to have somebody “call back” and cheerily beckon us on up the high hill. We are all climbers together, and we must help one another. This mountain climbing is serious business, but glorious. It takes strength and steady step to find the summits. The outlook widens with the altitude. If anyone among us has found anything worth while, we ought to “call back.”

If you have gone a little way ahead of me, call back--- ‘Twill cheer my heart and help my feet along the stony track; And if, perchance, Faith’s light is dim, because the oil is low, Your call will guide my lagging course as wearily I go.

Call back, and tell me that He wean with you into the storm; Call back, and say He kept you when the forest’s roots were torn; That, when the heavens thunder and the earthquake shook the hill He bore you up and held you where the very air was still.

Oh, friend, call back, and tell me for I cannot see your face; They say it glows with triumph, and your feet bound in the race; But there are mists between us and my spirit eyes are dim, And I cannot see the glory, though I long for word of Him.

But if you’ll say He heard you when your prayer was but a cry, And if you’ll say He saw you through the night’s sin-darkened sky--- If you have gone a little way ahead, oh, friend, call back--- ‘Twill cheer my heart and help my feet along the stony track.
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