Wednesday, March 28, 2007

CQOD: 04/01/07 -- Maurice: God's will in our times

Christian Quotation of the Day

April 1, 2007
Palm Sunday
Commemoration of Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, teacher, 1872
    But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated.
    -- Hebrews 10:32-33 (ESV)

    God has brought us into this time; He, and not ourselves or some dark demon. If we are not fit to cope with that which He has prepared for us, we would have been utterly unfit for any condition that we imagine for ourselves. We are to live and wrestle in this time, and in no other. Let us humbly, tremblingly, manfully look at it, and we shall not wish that the sun could go back its ten degrees, or that we could go back with it. If easy times are departed, it is that the difficult times may make us more in earnest; that they may teach us not to depend on ourselves. If easy belief is impossible, it is that we may learn what belief is, and in whom it is to be placed.
    ... Frederick Denison Maurice (1805-1872)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, open my eyes, that I may see Your hand in all my circumstances.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007

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