Friday, April 6, 2012
Lo I Am With You Always
Trials and hairbreadth escapes only strengthened my faith and nerved me for more to follow; and they trod swiftly enough upon each other's heels.
Without that abiding consciousness of the presence and power of my Lord and Saviour, nothing in the world could have preserved me from losing my reason and perishing miserably.
His words Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end became to me so real that it would not have startled me to behold Him, as Stephen did, gazing down upon the scene. It is the sober truth that I had my nearest and most intimate glimpses of the presence of my Lord in those dread moments when musket, club or spear was being levelled at my life.
This is strength; this is peace; to feel, in entering on every day, that all its duties and trials have been committed to the Lord Jesus ~ that, come what may, He will use us for His own glory and our real good!
Nothing so clears the vision and lifts up the life, as a decision to move forward in what you know to be entirely the will of the Lord.