Tuesday, January 01, 2013

rooted in the rock


as the mountains surround jerusalem, 
so the lord surrounds his people, 
from this time forth and forevermore.
PSALM 125:2

"Hope it may be the happiest year of your life, 
as I think each succeeding year of everybody's life 
should be, if only everybody were wise enough to see things 
as they are; for it is certain that there really exists, 
laid up and ready to hand, for those who will 
just lay hands upon it, enough for every one and enough forever. 
I am quite sure that the central mistake of all lives that are mistaken 
is the not taking this simple unchangeable fact for granted, 
not seeing that it is so, and cannot but be so, 
and will remain so "though we believe not.
I think I can trace every scrap of sorrow in my own life 
to this simple unbelief. How could I be anything 
but quite happy if I believed always that all the past is forgiven, 
and all the present furnished with power, and all the future bright 
with hope, because of the same abiding facts, which don't change 
with my mood, do not crumble, because I totter and stagger at the 
promise through unbelief, but stand firm and clear with their peaks 
of pearl cleaving the air of Eternity, and the bases of their hills 
rooted unfathomably in the Rock of God?" 

JAMES SMETHAM

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