The most holy and blessed life upon earth!
(From Octavius Winslow's, "Nourishment for the Journey")
Be satisfied, dear reader, to live by faith, and
not by sight. You have a full Christ to draw from,
and a faithful God to look to. You have a covenant
ordered in all things and sure; and the precious
promise, "As your days, so shall your strength be,"
to lean confidently upon all your journey through.
Be content, then, to be poor and dependent.
Be willing to travel on 'empty handed', seeing
God's heart opened, and Christ's hand outstretched
to supply your 'daily bread.'
Oh, it is sweet to be a dependent creature upon God;
to hang upon a loving Father; to live as a poor, needy
sinner day by day, moment by moment, upon Jesus;
to trace God's hand in ten thousand ways; to mark
His wisdom here, His condescension there; now His
love, and then His faithfulness, all combining and
exerted for our good.
Truly it is the most holy and blessed life upon earth!