Wednesday, April 2, 2008

God has brought us into this time; He, and not ourselves or some dark demon. If we are not fit to cope with that which He has prepared for us, we should have been utterly unfit for any condition that we imagine for ourselves. In this time we are to live and wrestle, and in no other. Let us humbly, tremblingly, manfully look at it, and we shall not wish that the sun could go back its ten degrees, or that we could go back with it. If easy times are departed, it is that the difficult times may make us more in earnest; that they may teach us not to depend upon ourselves. If easy belief is impossible, it is that we may learn what belief is, and in whom it is to be placed.
F.D. Maurice (18005-1872)


Pat said...

Hi Cori!

I've passed a "You Make My Day" award on to you! Please see my blog to pick it up.

I always love reading your beautiful blog.

Hugs, Pat

fairmaiden said...

I love quotes like this to ponder. They really knew how to write such deep words of knowledge back then didn't they. We have become so shallow, I think.

YOur Bramble Berry Cottage meal sounds lovely, despite all the troubles. So, glad you we're able to make the best of it. Bless you dearly<><