No Shipwrecked Mariner

“The sense of sin, the testimony of conscience, the holiness of God, the honour of his law, are all apparently opposed to any reasonable expectation of forgiveness.  And, therefore, although the declarations of Scripture are so explicit on the subject, it often happens that the awakened sinner feels, that though these declarations may be true in reference to others, they cannot be true as it regards himself.  And when the goodness of God is revealed to him; when he sees the Divine love surmounting all difficulties, no shipwrecked mariner, surrounded by darkness and tossed by tempests, hails with greater joy the break of day than does such a soul the revelation of Divine mercy.  It is not joy merely; it is wonder, gratitude, and love that take possession of his soul, and fill him with the purpose of living devoted to God his Redeemer.  It is this hope which gives new life to the soul, and accomplishes its return from the service of sin to the service of God.”  –Charles Hodge “The Way of Life”  (Banner of Truth) p. 165

About Maureen Stohlmeyer

Grateful to have been married to my wonderful husband Michael for nearly 35 years who is now with the Lord, I would like to share from writers from the past who have strengthened our faith and walk with Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. His walk with God was deeply enriched by the writings of authors from the past and I dedicate this blog to him and to them.
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