荒漠甘泉10/14

荒漠甘泉∕10 月 14日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

 「有主的一個使者,站在旁邊,屋裡有光照耀。天使拍彼得的肋旁,拍醒了他,說,快快起來。那鐵鍊就從他手上脫落下來」(使徒行傳 十二章 7 節)
「約在半夜,保羅和西拉,禱告唱詩讚美神....忽然地大震動,甚至監牢的地基都動搖了。監門立刻全開,眾囚犯的鎖鍊也都鬆開了。」(使徒行傳十六章 25/26 節)

  這是神的方法。神的腳步總是等到深夜最黑暗的時候,才漸臨近。我們看見,直到希律要提彼得出來處決的前一夜,天使才來救彼得出監 掛 末底改 的木架預備好了以後,才有 亞哈隨魯王 睡不著覺的事情發生。舊約聖經以斯帖記

        啊,我的魂,可能在拯救臨到你以前,你還須經過最黑暗的時期;但是不要怕,神必拯救你!神可能喜歡讓你等一回,但是祂不會忘記祂的誓約,祂必要實踐祂那不可更改的應允。── 梅爾(F. B. Meyer

  神有智慧的策略對付任何困難,神有不變的信實對待信靠祂的人,神有不變的公義堅持祂的旨意,我們還怕什麼呢?藉著一個同坐監牢的囚犯,藉著一個夢,神就把約瑟從監獄裡提到王宮裡。所以信靠神的方法、神的時間,是最安穩不過的。── 戈登(S. D. Gordon

        上帝有一千把鑰匙可以開一千扇不同的門戶來拯救祂自己的孩子。所以讓我們忠忠心心地去盡我們自己的那一分──為祂受苦──基督自然會去盡祂那一分的。──麥唐納(George MacDonald) 

        困難是神蹟的第一期。如果是大神蹟的話,情形不僅「困難」,並且「不可能」。 

       上帝最喜歡祂的孩子用小手緊緊抱住祂,因此上帝常常給祂的孩子一些絕望。

 
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"The angel of the Lord came upon hem (Peter) and a light shined in the prison; and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off." (Acts 12:7.)

"And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises unto God … And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and every one's bands were loosed." (Acts 16:25, 26.)

This is God's way. In the darkest hours of the night, His tread draws near across the billows. As the day of execution is breaking, the angel comes to Peter's cell. When the scaffold for Mordecai is complete, the royal sleeplessness leads to a reaction in favor of the favored race.

Ah, soul, it may have to come to the worst with thee ere thou art delivered; but thou wilt be delivered! God may keep thee waiting, but he will ever be mindful of His covenant, and will appear to fulfill His inviolable Word. --F. B. Meyer.

There's a simplicity about God in working out His plans, yet a resourcefulness equal to any difficulty, and an unswerving faithfulness to His trusting child, and an unforgetting steadiness in holding to His purpose. Through a fellow-prisoner, then a dream, He lifts Joseph from a prison to a premiership. And the length of stay in the prison prevents dizziness in the premier. It's safe to trust God's methods and to go by His clock. --S. D. Gordon.

Providence hath a thousand keys to open a thousand sundry doors for the deliverance of His own, when it is even come to a desperate case. Let us be faithful; and care for our own part which is to suffer for Him, and lay Christ's part on Himself, and leave it there. --George MacDonald.

Difficulty is the very atmosphere of miracle -- it is miracle in its first stage. If it is to be a great miracle, the condition is not difficulty but impossibility.

The clinging hand of His child makes a desperate situation a delight to Him.

 

 

 

 

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