荒漠甘泉05/06

荒漠甘泉∕5 6

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「耶和華與敬畏祂的人親密。」(聖經詩篇二十五篇 14 節)

 

  神有祂的祕密,敬畏祂的兒女們都可以知道的。神對付他們的手段,在外表看來,常是殘忍、可怕的。只有信心能看到深處,而說:「這是神的祕密,你只能看見外面;我卻能看見其中包含著的意義。」

 

  金剛鑽和翡翠都是藏在粗大的石中的,它們的美麗和價值在外面一點都看不出來。荒野中的會幕,在外面並不能看出什麼價值來;豈知裡面盡是寶貴的東西,雖然外面僅罩著一重頂難看的海狗皮。

 

  親愛的,神可能送你一包寶貴的東西。不要難受,如果外面的裝璜難看。你可確實知道:裡面定規包著愛和智慧。如果我們用信心接受,我們就是在黑暗中,也可以看見:在裡面有神的祕密。── 信宣(A. B. Simpson

 

  親愛的,環境壓迫得你非常厲害嗎?不要推開它去。這是窯匠的手

 
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"The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him."(Psa. 25:14.)

THERE are secrets of Providence which God's dear children may learn. His dealings with them often seem, to the outward eye, dark and terrible. Faith looks deeper and says, "This is God's secret. You look only on the outside; I can look deeper and see the hidden meaning."

Sometimes diamonds are done up in rough packages, so that their value cannot be seen. When the Tabernacle was built in the wilderness there was nothing rich in its outside appearance. The costly things were all within, and its outward covering of rough badger skin gave no hint of the valuable things which it contained.

God may send you, dear friends, some costly packages. Do not worry if they are done up in rough wrappings. You may be sure there are treasures of love, and kindness, and wisdom hidden within. If we take what He sends, and trust Him for the goodness in it, even in the dark, we shall learn the meaning of the secrets of Providence. --- A. B. Simpson.

"Not until each loom is silent, And the shuttles cease to fly, Will God unroll the pattern And explain the reason why, The dark threads are as needful In the Weaver's skillful hand, As the threads of gold and silver For the pattern which He planned."

He that is mastered by Christ is the master of every circumstance. Does the circumstance press hard against you? Do not push it away. It is the Potter's hand. Your mastery will come, not by arresting its progress, but by enduring its discipline, for it is not only shaping you into a vessel of beauty and honor, but it is making your resources available.

 

 

 

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