Melissa at Breath of Life hosts a weekly carnival called The Week In Words,which involves sharing something from your reading that inspires you, causes you to laugh, cry, or dream, or just resonates with you in some way.
I read these first few this week — in a file I had of spring quotes! I’m sorry I did not note where I first saw them. I’d like to know where the Dickens quote is from.
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”
– Charles Dickens
March is a tomboy with tousled hair, a mischievous smile, mud on her shoes and a laugh in her voice.”
– Hal Borland
“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” — Unkown
The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. ~Henry Van Dyke
This is an excerpt from the March 19 reading from the Our Daily Walk devotional by F. B. Meyer
“If then ye were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God.”– Col 3:1 (R.V.).
If some one will say, “There’s the rub! I’m afraid that is not true of me; my life is sinful and sorrowful; there are no Easter chimes in my soul, no glad fellowship with the Risen Lord; no victory over dark and hostile powers.” But if you are Christ’s disciple, you may affirm that you are risen in Him! With Christ you lay in the grave, and with Christ you have gone forth, according to the thought and purpose of God, if not in your feelings and experience. This is distinctly taught in Eph 2:1-10 and Rom. 6. The whole Church (including all who believe in our Lord Jesus) has passed into the light of the Easter dawn; and the one thing for you and me, and all of us, is to begin from this moment to act as if it were a conscious experience, and as we dare to do so we shall have the experience.
Notice how the Apostle insists on this: “You died, you were raised with Christ, your life is hid with Christ.” Give yourself time to think about it and realize it.
The Cross of Jesus stands between you and the constant appeal of the world, as when the neighbours of Christian tried to induce him to return to the City of Destruction. This does not mean that we are to be indifferent to all that is fair and lovely in the life which God has given us, but that the Cross is to separate us from all that is selfish, sensual, and savouring of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life (1Jo 2:15-17).
There were three I kept aside from the e-mail Elisabeth Elliot devotionals as well — but, believe it or not, I really do try to keep these things from being too long! I encourage you to sign up for those.
I also marked a couple from Carry On, Jeeves, but I’ll share that when I review it, probably tomorrow.