“And He [the Delight of God] bearing His cross went forth into a place called the place of the skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: where they crucified Him, and two other with Him, on either side, and Jesus is the midst” (John 19:17-18). The Delight of God–crucified. He who was as the Jewel set in the heart of that pure glory, where the God of Heaven and earth prepared the sunrise for the earth; He to be hanged in shame between two thieves, that our eyes might see His salvation, which He had prepared before the face of all people; a Light to lighten the Gentiles, and the Glory of His people Israel; that we, who sat in darkness, might see a great light; that to us who sat in the region and shadow of death, light might spring up–words fail, thoughts fail, before such love. “O come, let us worship and fall: and kneel before the Lord our Maker” (Psalm 95:6). ~Amy Carmichael, Though Givest…They Gather
His light is still shining. Do you sit in darkness, not sure which way to go? Do words fail? Thoughts too? Then set your eyes to the horizon of his coming. Wait for him. Let your waiting be as worship, for he is faithful and his light will spring up.
“How can the soul of Christendom be numb to it all?” Amy Carmichael’s question relevantly echoes through the one hundred years since the first telling of her story of the little Star of India in Plowed Under. CLC Publications has … Continue reading →
The eternal in anything is the unseen, the spiritual. A trial comes. It will pass. In a few days, or months we shall have forgotten it. The way we met that trial–our inner attitude towards it–belongs to the things that … Continue reading →
GIVE US… Oh, give us heavenly wisdom, Lord, That all the windings of the way And all the questions of the day Shall find us loyal to Thy word. Oh, give us courage, patience, song– The song that sings and … Continue reading →
Broken Buried in a mighty forest Is a valley where a mild River moveth over burnished, Copper-colored rock; and wild, Plumed pandanus, tall tree fern, Wealth of climbing maidenhair– Light flung, rioting everywhere– Deck the banks of this, my burn. … Continue reading →
Do you have unanswered prayer? Are you wondering why the hand of God appears still? For all those who are in the cleft of waiting and wondering:
If I wonder why something trying is allowed, and press for prayer that it may be removed; if I cannot be trusted with any disappointment, and cannot go on in peace under mystery, then I know nothing of Calvary love. ~Amy Carmichael
Your prayers may be unanswered, but they are not unheard. May the love of Calvary fill up your waiting and wondering with peace and grace. “And he has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness‘” ~2 Corinthians 12:9.
It is impossible to approach the magnitude of Easter without gazing on the beauty of Christ’s forgiveness and its subsequent demand on us. Consider Amy Carmichael’s reflection: If I have not compassion on my fellow-servant even as my Lord had … Continue reading →