Tag Archives: Octavius Winslow

strength for weary pilgrims

“Look at the starry sky—Jesus strewed it with its jewelry… Look at that enchanting landscape—Jesus enamelled it with its loveliness… Look at that cloud-capped mountain—Jesus reared it… Look at that beauteous lily—Jesus painted it… Look at that soaring bird—Jesus feeds … Continue reading

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Who delivered up Jesus to die?

Who delivered up Jesus to die? Not Judas, for money; not Pilate, for fear; not the Jews, for envy;  but the Father, for love! Octavius Winslow (1808-1878) “…when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this … Continue reading

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Lean hard.

This summer, our oldest daughter led our family through a cleaning out and reorganizing of every drawer and file and nook and cranny of our home. At her urging, we poured through years of accumulated memorabilia, and in the process … Continue reading

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He has the heart and arm. I have the need.

Martyn Lloyd-Jones: “We should go into His presence as a child goes to his father. We do it with reverence and godly fear, of course, but we should go with a childlike confidence and simplicity.” Octavius Winslow: “Believing prayer is … Continue reading

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the Arm which encircles the globe

It seems but yesterday I carried my babies on my hip to the driveway and buckled them into car seats.  Now, I stand instead and wave (and pray) as my oldest drives her siblings away each morning to school.  And … Continue reading

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