Severe, yet wise and loving

(Octavius Winslow, commenting on the
sudden death of his beloved son at the
age of 21.)

Severe, yet wise and loving, has been
the discipline by which God has sought to
chasten and subdue the heart's idolatry.

That heart, sincere and undivided, He will have.

Were every being and every object in the
universe annihilated but JESUS, He were
enough to fill the soul with happiness,
and eternity with admiration and praise.

JESUS is all sufficient for life's heaviest
calamity, for the heart's deepest woe.