Monday, September 29, 2008

"No Longer Lonely"

The Lutheran Hour sent me this little booklet in the mail: "No Longer Lonely". I'll probably give it away. There are scripture selections and at the end some other quotes.

The scriptures are: Psalm 118:4-9, Psalm 23, Hebrews 13:5, Psalm 139:7-10, Psalm 27: 4-5, Isaiah 43:2, and Psalm 18:2-6.

The other quotes are new to me. I'll post them here, so I have them to keep.

Saint Augustine: "O holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there thy cheerful beams."

Arthur W. Pink: "Afflictions are light when compared with what we really deserve. They are light when compared with the sufferings of the Lord Jesus. But perhaps their real lightness is best seen by comparing them with the weight of glory which is awaiting us."

John Milton: "Loneliness is the first thing which God's eye named, not good."

Saint Augustine: "God loves each of us as if there were only one of us."

Thomas Watson: "God sweetens outward pain with inward peace."

Charles Kingsley: "It is not darkness you are going to, for God is Light. It is not lonely for Christ is with you. It is not unknown country, for Christ is there."

Dag Hammerskjold: "Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for."

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