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Across the will of nature

Leads on the path of God;

Not where the flesh delighteth

The feet of Jesus trod.

Oh Jesus, Thy care is not to make

The desert a waste no more,

But to keep our feet, lest we miss the track

Where Thy feet went before.

–Amy Carmichael, Candles in the Dark

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No Scar?

[from Toward Jerusalem by Amy Carmichael]

Hast thou no scar?
No hidden scar on foot, or side or hand?
I hear thee sung as might in the land;
I hear them hail thy bright, ascendant star.
Hast thou no scar?
 
Hast thou no wound?
Yet I was wounded by the archers; spent,
Leaned Me against a tree to die; and rent
By ravening beast that compassed Me, I swooned.
Hast thou no wound.
 
No wound?  No scar?
Yet, as the Master shall the servant be,
And pierced are the feet that follow Me.
But thine are whole; can he have followed far
Who has no wound nor scar?
 

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I am so excited to recommend a book that I just finished.  The book is called Mimosa and it was written by Amy Carmichael.   It is a fast and easy read.   The book is described as a true story.  It is an amazing story of a young girl who, based on one very brief exposure to the God of the Bible, lived a life of suffering and trials for her faith.  It is hard to do the story justice.   The take away from the story is that the Spirit of God meets each believer wherever he or she is.  Even if there is no church, even if there is no Bible, even if a person is illiterate, God will by His Spirit, teach, lead, guide, comfort and encourage the believer.  This is, of course, not the only such story, but it is a good reminder of just how intimate of a God we serve.  He is never far from us, and He hears us when we cry out to Him.  We need only to remember to wait on Him and trust in His faithfulness and goodness.

The ISBN for the copy I have is 978-0-87508-821-1.

You really can’t go wrong with any of Amy Carmichael’s books.

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