Archive for February 20th, 2015

And God said,

Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and

fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

Gen 1.20

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“Faith is not a denial of reason; it is a corollary of finality in relation with the infinite.”

– Sir Wilfred Grenfell, MD from his book What Christ Means to Me


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The one who reforms himself will (if not very careful)

admire the “reformer.” 😦

The one who is reborn knows Christ acted –

he also admires the One who changed him. 🙂

– eab,      2/18/15

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Disciples let the “Apostle Paul”

Down the outside of city wall.

(Was he the first “basket case”?)

Saving his life, winning the chase.

He hastened on, fulfilling God’s call.

– eab, 2/20/11

[1] 3rd Limerick @ Windows & Walls, #1 “Rahab’s” spies, #2 David.

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Brainerd wrote in his Journey, “Selfish religion loves Christ for His benefits, but not for Himself.”  

He was born 4/20/1718, Haddam, Herford Co., Connecticut, son of Hezekiah Brainerd (died when David was 9) & Dorothy (died when he was 14). He was raised with Bible reading, prayer, Lord’s Day observance, & the classics, Pilgrim’s Progress & A Call to the Unconverted (Baxter).

After attending Yale and being dismissed for a criticism of a teacher there, David began working with Indians.  A group living at Crossweeksung, NJ, were responsive to his fervent preaching/praying & on 8/8/1745, Brainerd witnessed the fire of revival falling on their seeking souls.  This high point was good, for on 10/9/1747, Brainerd died at Northhampton, in the home of Jonathan Edwards.

Other Brainerd Quotes:

“I love to live on the brink of eternity.  May I never loiter in my heavenly journey.”

“I want to wear out my life in His service and for His glory.”

“Let me forget the world and be swallowed up in the desire to glorify God.”

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