A Bar of Steel Worth Five Dollars

A bar of steel worth five dollars, when wrought into horseshoes, is worth ten dollars. If made into needles, it is worth three hundred and fifty dollars. If made into into penknife blades, it is worth thirty-two thousand dollars. If made into into springs for watches it is worth two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.…… Continue reading A Bar of Steel Worth Five Dollars

Is Jesus in Your Boat?

And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. Matthew 8:23-24Had the disciples put out to sea without Christ’s bidding, they would not have had the same reason to…… Continue reading Is Jesus in Your Boat?

Enabled to Praise Him

He has enabled me to reply, “Blessed be the name of the Lord.” Artwork by Noah Nolywaika | http://www.noahnolywaika.com Another comforting gem to add to the Grace Gems collection. (Letters of William Romaine, 1714-1795)My good Friend, I never was more obliged to you than for your Christian sympathy with us in this time of need.…… Continue reading Enabled to Praise Him

‘Walking With Jesus’ by Mary Winslow (Excerpts)

“We must sit at His feet, and believe that He does all things well. What we don’t know now, we shall know hereafter. The Judge of all the earth must do right.” “Letters of Mary Winslow” 1774-1854 My heart feels for you, my dear friend, in your deep, deep trial. This present world is a…… Continue reading ‘Walking With Jesus’ by Mary Winslow (Excerpts)

A Father’s Care

“Cast all your cares upon Him, as fast as they come in.” James Smith, (1802—1862) “The Pastor’s Morning Visit” Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:7 The Lord knows all His people–all their needs, and all their trials. He thinks upon them–to bless, deliver and supply them. He keeps…… Continue reading A Father’s Care

Patient Waiting

The objects of our hope are . . . all future, all good, and all promised. This present world is a land of hope. Heaven is a land of fruition. But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Romans 8:25 The highest object of our hope…… Continue reading Patient Waiting

The Diamonds of Heaven: Charles Spurgeon

…behold, he prayeth… Acts 9:11 Prayers are instantly noticed in heaven. The moment Saul began to pray, the Lord heard him. Here is comfort for the distressed but praying soul. Oftentimes a poor broken-hearted one bends his knee, but can only utter his wailing in the language of sighs and tears; yet that groan has…… Continue reading The Diamonds of Heaven: Charles Spurgeon

Letter to a Stricken Soul -A.W. Pink

My dear brother, My heart goes out to you in sympathy in this dark hour, and I feel my helplessness to comfort you. The loss you have sustained is far greater than any human creature can make up–your suffering is too acute for any fellow-mortal to alleviate. I may endeavor to pour into your sorely-wounded…… Continue reading Letter to a Stricken Soul -A.W. Pink

Death is a Change of Place

A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth. Ecclesiastes 7:1 A believer’s last day is his best day! His dying-day is better than his birthday! This is a very sweet and useful truth to all believers. Death is a change of place. When a…… Continue reading Death is a Change of Place

An Untimely Death?

J.R. Miller (1840 – 1912), ‘Morning Thoughts’ And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison… Mark 6:27 Jesus knows how His followers can best serve Him. He sent the apostles out to teach and heal. John the Baptist, however, He…… Continue reading An Untimely Death?

Chance, Accident, Luck or Divine Providence?

Charles Spurgeon: “Blessed is that man who is done with chance, who never speaks of luck–but believes that from the least, even to the greatest, all things are ordained by the Lord. We dare not leave out the least event! The creeping of an aphid upon a rosebud is as surely arranged by the decree of Providence–as…… Continue reading Chance, Accident, Luck or Divine Providence?

Prayer for a Time of Bereavement

John MacDuff, from “Family Prayers” 1885 The desire of our eyes has been taken away by a stroke! The shadows of death have unexpectedly fallen around us! Oh forbid that we should rebel under the rod, and refuse to be comforted. Let us glorify You “in the fires!” Let us feel that if we are Your children, there…… Continue reading Prayer for a Time of Bereavement

Blessings of Bereavement

Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. Psalm 119:67 BLESSINGS OF BEREAVEMENT by J. R. Miller, 1896 At first we would be disposed to say that no blessings can come out of bereavements. But the grace of God has such wondrous power, that even from the saddest desolating of…… Continue reading Blessings of Bereavement

Far Better: From ‘A Song of Sighs’ by Susannah Spurgeon (3/3)

by Susannah Spurgeon, On the death of her husband, C. H. Spurgeon, (Excerpts) Part Three – Parting Company I can see two pilgrims treading this highway of life together, hand in hand—heart linked to heart. True, they have had rivers to ford, and mountains to cross, and fierce enemies to fight, and many dangers to…… Continue reading Far Better: From ‘A Song of Sighs’ by Susannah Spurgeon (3/3)