“The water was bitter, but it became absolutely sweet. The same water that was bitter became sweet, and the grace of God by leading us into contemplations that spring out of the cross of Christ, can make our trials themselves to become pleasant to us. It is a triumph of grace in the heart when we not only acquiesce in trouble, but even rejoice, in it. ‘We glory in tribulations also, knowing that tribulation worketh patience.’ It is a grand thing when we can truly say that as to the rod of the covenant, we would not escape it if we might. It becomes in the judgment of wisdom so good a thing to be tried, that though we would not seek it, yet we accept it with something more than readiness, and the bitter thing becomes sweet to us.” –Charles H. Spurgeon sermon “Marah; or Bitter Waters Sweetened” Vol. 9 “Spurgeon’s Sermons” p. 397
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.
NoteUnder Archived Posts, note that posts from October 2009 through September 2010 were written by Michael Stohlmeyer
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