荒漠甘泉07/23

荒漠甘泉∕7 月 23日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「凡事....常感謝父神。」(聖經以弗所書五章 20 節)

 

  如果你是在主裡面的,你就是被主包圍著,如同被空氣包圍著一般,不論什麼災禍,必須先經過祂,然後才能臨到你身上來。所以每一件臨到你身上的事情,都是值得感謝讚美的。願神叫我們的生活充滿感謝讚美的聲浪!這樣,祝福就會多多加給我們。

 

  可惜有很多時候,我們看不出一件事情是值得感謝讚美的,正如同有一次我看見一個人在畫黑點,我看了半天,看不出這一群黑點是什麼意思。後來他畫了幾條直線,加上幾個停音符,在開頭的地方加上一個音部記號,那時我才看出這些黑點原來是音樂上的音符

 

  我們的生活上也有很多黑點,我們不明白為什麼要有,這些黑點,為什麼神應許它們留著。但是如果我們讓神進到我們的生活裡來,讓祂將黑點按照適當的方法調節出來,畫上一些祂所要畫的直線,在適當的地方加上一些停音符,祂就要從我們生活的黑點裡編出一首美麗和諧的音樂來。──C.H.P.

 

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"Giving thanks always for all things unto God."(Eph. 5:20.)

NO matter what the source of the evil, if you are in God and surrounded by Him as by an atmosphere, all evil has to pass through Him before it comes to you. Therefore you can thank God for everything that comes, not for the sin of it, but for what God will bring out of it and through it. May God make our lives thanksgiving and perpetual praise, then He will make everything a blessing.

We once saw a man draw some black dots. We looked and could make nothing of them but an irregular assemblage of black dots. Then he drew a few lines, put in a few rests, then a clef at the beginning, and we saw these black dots were musical notes. On sounding them we were singing.

"Praise God from whom all blessing flow, Praise Him all creature here below."

There are many black dots and black spots in our lives, and we cannot understand why they are there or why God permitted them to come. But if we let God come into our lives, and adjust the dots in the proper why, and draw the lines He wants, and separate this from that, and put in the rests at the proper places; out of the black dots and spots in our lives He will make a glorious harmony. Let us not hinder Him in this glorious work! --- C. H. P.

"Would we know that the major chords were sweet,
If there were no minor key?
Would the painter's work be fair to our eyes,
Without shade on land or sea?

"Would we know the meaning of happiness,
Would we feet that the day was bright,
If we'd never known what it was to grieve,
Nor gazed on the dark of night?"

Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties. --- C. H. Spurgeon.

When the musician presses the black keys on the great organ, the music is as sweet as when he touches the white ones, but to get the capacity of the instrument he must touch them all. --- Selected.

 

 

 

 

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