I am sighing for Jesus

(James Smith, “Sighing for Jesus!” 1858) “As the deer pants for streams of water–so my soul pants for you, O God! My soul thirsts for God, for the living God! When can I go and meet with God?” Psalm 42:1-2 I have just been … Continued

radiating peace and joy

(John MacDuff, “Thoughts for the Quiet Hour”, 1895)   “If I have not love, I am nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13:2 What absolute devotion of a beautiful soul that loses itself in the hallowed mission of radiating peace and joy and sympathy all around. When other​s​ have failed to charm, many … Continued

Sorrow shall be turned into joy…

(James Smith, “The Pastor’s Evening Visit”) “Your sorrow shall be turned into joy!” John 16:20 The sorrow of the Christian must be transient. It is like the passing cloud on the summer’s day; or the chill of winter which must give place to the genial warmth of … Continued