荒漠甘泉11/27

荒漠甘泉∕11 月 27日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

 「因為出于神的話,沒有一句不帶能力的」。(路一:37)
 
    在阿爾卑斯山的頂巔,神年年創造的奇跡,山上覆著厚雪,被白天的陽光和寒夜的
嚴霜交相作用之下,積雪的邊緣結成了冰,可是在這一層冰殼之下,卻有花朵,正在
完整無恙在開放出來。
 
    這種花屬櫻花科,只長在高山之上,在夏季裡,它舒展葉子,平躺在地,暢飲陽光,
吸收了大自然陽光的熱量,能貯藏在根裡過冬。然後春天來了,一切植物都在甦醒過
來,積雪下的生命也不例外,這種櫻草科發出了芽,它放出暖氣,那奇妙的熱度,
恰好把頂上的積雪溶成一鐘形的小氣罩。
 
    它繼續長高,頭上總是戴著那個鐘形的小汽罩,直到裡面長好了花苞。最後,鐘形
小氣罩的外殼脫落,花就直接與陽光接觸,紫紅色的花瓣,瑩淨剔透,絡脈有似雪
花,好象還保留著它生長鬥爭中所歷經的痕跡。
 
    這種織柔的植物,它在我們心中所引起的反響,決非那些長在山坡下面,從溫暖泥土
中孕育的花卉所能比擬。我們喜歡不可能的事,成為事實,神亦如此
 
    對不可能的事,要堅持到底,把所有的困難,毫無顧忌地堆在一起,並且把你所
能找到的更多困難加上去,讓信心傾向祂,祂是對付一切不可能的神。

 
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“For with God nothing shall be impossible.” (Luke 1:37.)

 

Far up in the Alpine hollows, year by year God works one of His marvels. The snow-patches

 lie there, frozen with ice at their edge from the strife of sunny days and frosty nights;

 and through that ice-crust come, unscathed, flowers that bloom.

 

Back in the days of the by-gone summer, the little soldanelle plant spread its leaves wide

and flat on the ground, to drink in the sun-rays, and it kept them stored in the root through

 the winter. Then spring came, and stirred the pulses even below the snow-shroud, and as it

sprouted, warmth was given out in such strange measure that it thawed a little dome in the

 snow above its head.

 

Higher and higher it grew and always above it rose the bell of air, till the flower-bud

 formed safely within it: and at last the icy covering of the air-bell give way and let the

blossom through into the sunshine, the crystalline texture of its mauve petals sparkling

 like snow itself as if it bore the traces of the flight through which it had come.

 

And the fragile thing rings an echo in our hearts that none of the jewel-like flowers nestled

 in the warm turf on the slopes below could waken. We love to see the impossible done.

And so does God.

 

Face it out to the end, cast away every shadow of hope on the human side as an absolute

hindrance to the Divine, heap up all the difficulties together recklessly, and pile as many

 more on as you can find; you cannot get beyond the blessed climax of impossibility.

Let faith swing out to Him. He is the God of the impossible. --- Selected. 

 

 

 

 

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