Sweet Stillness

Albert Benjamin Simpson (1843-1919) is silent within Christendom today, but this has not always been his way.

Previously he bellowed from the pulpit, today his voice is small through time's corridors:

The sweetest blessing that Christ brings us is the Sabbath rest of soul. There is, to the heart that will cease for itself, 'the peace of God that passeth all understanding' - a quietness and confidence which is the source of all strength; a sweet peace 'which nothing can offend.'

There is, in the deepest center of the believer's soul, a chamber of peace where God dwells, and where if we will only enter in and hush every other sound, we can hear His 'still voice.' 

A score of years ago, a friend placed in my hands a little book, which became one of the turning points of my life. It was called 'True Peace' and was an old medieval message. It had but one thought, and it was this - that God was waiting in the depths of my being to talk to me, if I would get still enough to hear His voice.

The Lord continues far more interested in your attention to Him than your activity for Him.

I suspect that it is only those patient, the sufferers or the losers of this world's favors that sink into the full wells of stopping for, and with the Lord.

Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10b)

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"Jesus' spilt blood was so His life and His followers' lives would spell 'righteousness'." Michael Cartwright

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