..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Without Him, what a dreary, lonesome wilderness
would this be! But with Christ in the heart, and the
heart resting in Christ- He in the center of our souls,
and our affections and desires centering on Him- the
desert loses its solitude and its desolateness. To have
the eye resting on Jesus- all our heart-springs in Him-
the spirit in frequent excursions where He dwells in
light and glory- to lean upon Him and converse with
Him as though He were actually walking by our side,
sitting at our table, associating with us in our callings-
this, this is heavenly-mindedness.

--Octavious Winslow

photo taken at Smith College, Northampton, MA


Cathy said...

This is very good! Christ in us, the Hope of Glory! I am reading an old book about a woman's vision of heaven, and the truth is, we cannot even imagine with our human mind just how wonderful it will be to dwell in heaven with our LORD were no sin or shame or death or hint of disease dwells. I keep reminding myself that in each decision I make reflects upon my eternal home. Jesus tells us that what we keep we will lose, and what we lose for His Sake we will have as a treasure in heaven. It sure helps keep our grubby human hands off things that He has not desired for us to draw closer to Him! Hallelujah for this Vision He has given me of HIM!

The Pen of The Wayfarer said...

thanks, Cathy, what book are you reading? i've found some great old ones lately that have really blessed me! --Rose-Marie