We seem to see a child

(Henry Law, "Deuteronomy" 1858)

"The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in
 safety by Him." Deut. 33:12

Survey the picture. It is lovely in repose.
We seem to see a child without one care
seated securely by a parent's side. No
anxious fears disturb. Undoubting trust
spreads its calm influence. A Father, strong
and watchful, is at hand. An arm is ready to
defend. The happy child knows it, and confides.

The image tenderly depicts the true believer's
blessed state. He sits in peace beside his God.
Faith's wings have borne him upwards. His heart
and thoughts have settled in a tranquil realm.
The restless wanderings of former days are past.

There was a time, when he was tossed about on
stormy waves. He wandered hopelessly in search
of peace. But now he rests in God. His home is by
his Father's side. "The beloved of the Lord shall
dwell in safety by Him."

With filial confidence bring each . . .
  trial,
  trouble,
  sorrow,
  need,
  affliction,
  doubt,
  distress,
to your Father's ear.

God is near . . .
  to cheer,
  to bless,
  to wipe the weeping eye,
  to soothe the wounded heart,
  to raise the drooping spirit,
  to send the pilgrim singing on his way.

"The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in
 safety by Him." Deut. 33:12

 




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