Brief Thoughts on the Things of God and the Soul

Brief Thoughts on the Things of God and the Soul

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...storms that meet a ship will meet the soul in her way to her rest. Look at a ship as she shakes out her reefs to the wind, and leaves her port. The hearts of her brave crew are free from care, a smile plays on the cheek, the flags throw OHt their gay stripes in the breeze, the hat is off, and a shout rends the sky; all is life and joy. But by and by the scene shifts; fierce winds split the sails to rags; the sea boils, and its white foam curls up and shoots through the shrouds; the waves in their wild sport dash her sides and sweep clear the decks: the good ship groans in all her planks; her beams quake from stem to stern; the masts crack, and her ribs of oak strain and creak; leaks are sprung, and the pumps work in vain; the crew are struck with awe, each stout heart is faint, the eye of each wanes dim, the cheek turns pale, the knees shake; no hope lights up the eye, no smile of joy plays now round the mouth; pale death seems to ride the wave, and his hour is come. But the helm is in the grasp of one who knows how to steer, and each eye now turns as its last hope to him. His skill saves the ship, the keen shaft of death lights not on the crew, but they ride through the storm, and are brought, by the good hand of that God who rules the wave, and can say to it in its wild war," Peace, be still," and speak it to a calm, to the port where they would be. And it is just so with the soul. The winds may blow a keen blast, and the storm may howl round her path, but if the helm is in the hand of Christ she is safe. None but Christ can guide her through the storms of this life, and bring her safe to the port of peace and rest; and He can and will. None who trust to Him shall miss that port at last. They may have a rough path, but it shall end more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236635221
  • 9781236635228