荒漠甘泉07/05

荒漠甘泉∕7 5

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

後來我必勸導她,領她到曠野,對她說安慰的話。她從那裏出來,我必賜她葡萄園,又賜她亞割谷作為指望的門。她必在那裏應聲,與幼年的日子一樣,與從埃及地上來的時候相同。(聖經何西阿書二章 14/15節

 

  在什麼地方找到「葡萄園」?在「曠野」裡!真奇怪,在一個連出路也難找的「曠野」裡找到「葡萄園」!讀者,這給我們看見:我們屬靈的豐富能在「曠野」裡 寂靜的地方” 找到。不但能找到「葡萄園」,也能找到「亞割谷(亞割意譯苦難)作為指望的門」。「他必在那裡歌唱,與幼年的日子一樣!」

 

  是的,神知道我們需要曠野的經歷。祂知道在什麼地方能生出忍耐來,祂也知道怎樣能生出忍耐來。我們的心是叛逆的, 善於崇拜偶像的,最會忘記神,也最會固執地說:「我要隨從我所愛的。」5節直譯)到我們絕了望被人棄絕的時候,神卻說:「我必勸導他,領他到曠野,對他說安慰的話。」啊,我們的神是一個愛的神啊! ── 碎錦(Crumbs

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"I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness…And I will give her her vineyards from thence." (Hosea 2:14, 15.)

A STRANGE place to find vineyards─in the wilderness! And can it be that the riches which a soul needs can be obtained in the wilderness, which stands for a lonely place, out of which you can seldom find your way? It would seem so, and not only that, but the "Valley of Achor," which means bitterness, is called a door of hope. And she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth!

Yes, god knows our need of the wilderness experience. He knows where and how to bring out that which is enduring. The soul has been idolatrous, rebellious; has forgotten God, and with a perfect self-will has said, "I will follow after my lovers." But she did not overtake them. And, when she was hopeless and forsaken, God said, "I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her." What a loving God is ours! --- Crumbs.

We never know where God hides His pools. We see a rock, and we cannot guess it is the home of the spring. We see a flinty place, and we cannot tell it is the hiding place of a fountain. God leads me into the hard places, and then I find I have gone into the dwelling place of eternal springs. --- Selected.

 

 

 

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