Thankful Thursday! March 20, 2019

 Thank you, Lord, for:

Sunshine! ☀️

Children!

Little Gracie running around with her arms up...so happy to be outside playing!!

My dear friend Fiona and her great example and attitude! 

 

”Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord,...” Ephesians 4:1

“Paul in prison.... Do you want to see how he takes it? I see him looking out over the top of his prison wall and over the heads of his enemies. I see him write a document and sign his name—not the prisoner of Festus, nor of Caesar; not the victim of the Sanhedrin; but the—“prisoner of the Lord.” He saw only the hand of God in it all. To him the prison becomes a palace. Its corridors ring with shouts of triumphant praise and joy.


Restrained from the missionary work he loved so well, he now built a new pulpit—a new witness stand—and from that place of bondage come some of the sweetest and most helpful ministries of Christian liberty. What precious messages of light come from those dark shadows of captivity.


Think of the long train of imprisoned saints who have followed in Paul’s wake. For twelve long years Bunyan’s lips were silenced in Bedford jail. It was there that he did the greatest and best work of his life. There he wrote the book that has been read next to the Bible. He says, “I was at home in prison and I sat me down and wrote, and wrote, for joy did make me write.”


Excerpt From

Contemporary Classic/Streams in the Desert

L. B. E. Cowman