荒漠甘泉06/13

荒漠甘泉∕6 13

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「我將我的平安賜給你們。」(聖經約翰福音十四章 27 節)

 

  有兩個畫家,相約各繪一幅畫,表露安息之意。

 

  第一個畫家畫下一個大湖,風靜浪平,湖面如鏡;山上的美景在水中映得清清楚楚。

  第二個畫家畫下一片極大的瀑布,旁邊有一棵小灌木的枝子灣在水中;它頂端的分枝上擱著一個小巢(幾乎被浪花浸濕),中間睡著一隻知更雀。

 

  第一幅畫僅是停滯;第二幅畫才是安息。要有安息,須先有安息的對象。

 

  基督在地上的生活,外表無時無刻不在患難和危險之中;可是祂裡面的生活卻是極端安息的。所以十字架就在前面,祂仍能對祂的門徒說:「我將我的平安賜給你們。」

 

  安息並不是我們坐在禮拜堂裡的那種肅靜;安息乃是我們的心在神裡面得著休息── 屈倫夢(Drummond

 
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"My own peace I give to you."(John 14:27.) (Weymouth.)

TWO painters each painted a picture to illustrate his conception of rest. The first chose for his scene a still, lone lake among the far-off mountains.

The second threw on his canvas a thundering waterfall, with a fragile birch tree bending over the foam; and at the fork of the branch, almost wet with the cataract's spray, sat a robin on its nest.

The first was only stagnation; the last was rest.

Christ's life outwardly was one of the most troubled lives that ever lived: tempest and tumult, tumult and tempest, the waves breaking over it all the time until the worn body was laid in the grave. But the inner life was a sea of glass. The great calm was always there.

At any moment you might have gone to Him and found rest. And even when the human bloodhounds were dogging Him in the streets of Jerusalem, He turned to His disciples and offered them, as a last legacy, "My peace."

Rest is not a hallowed feeling that comes over us in church; it is the repose of a heart set deep in God. --- Drummond.

My peace I give in times of deepest grief,
Imparting calm and trust and My relief.

My peace I give when prayer seems lost, unheard;
Know that My promises are ever in My Word.

My peace I give when thou art left alone─
The nightingale at night has sweetest tone.

My peace I give in time of utter loss,
The way of glory leads right to the cross.

My peace I give when enemies will blame,
Thy fellowship is sweet through cruel shame.

My peace I give in agony and sweat,
For mine own brow with bloody drops was wet.

My peace I give when nearest friend betrays─
Peace that is merged in love, and for them prays.

My peace I give when there's but death for tee─
The gateway is the cross to get to Me.

--- L.S.P.

 

 

 

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