“Even in this life the deliverances of God’s people are often amazing [Ps. 34:19]. Witness that of the prophet in 2 Kings 6:18-23. Behold the mercies showed to Peter in prison, when about to be beheaded, Acts 12:3-11. ‘It is recorded of that holy man Bernard Gilpin, called the Apostle of the North, that in the time of the Marian persecutions, he was apprehended by Bonner’s messengers and carried off to London–and to the stake. ‘But mark,’ says his biographer, ‘mark the providence of God!’ In his way to London he broke his leg, which stopped for a time his journey. The persons in whose custody he was, took occasion to retort upon him a remark he had frequently made, ‘that nothing happens to us but what is intended for our good’ and asked him whether he thought the breaking of his leg was so intended, to which he meekly answered, he made no doubt it was: and so it proved in the strictest sense, for before he was able to travel, Queen Mary died, and he was set at liberty.”
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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