We travel through this intricate wilderness
(by Mary Winslow)
It is only by constantly looking to Christ
that we can get joy and comfort.
Thus, looking to Jesus and going to Jesus,
we travel through this intricate wilderness
comfortably and safely to our home in heaven.
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God notices the most trivial act; accepts
the poorest, most threadbare little service;
listens to the coldest, feeblest petition;
and gathers up with parental fondness all
our fragmentary desires and attempts to
Oh, if we could only begin to conceive how He
loves us, what different creatures we would be!
(from “Stepping Heavenward” by Elizabeth Prentiss)s
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