“I think earth, if chosen instead of Heaven, will turn out to have been, all along, only a region in Hell: and earth, if put second to Heaven, to have been from the beginning a part of Heaven itself.”—C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce
“If we insist on keeping Hell (or even Earth) we shall not see Heaven: if we accept Heaven we shall not be able to retain even the smallest and most intimate souvenirs of Hell. I believe, to be sure, that any man who reaches Heaven will find that what he abandoned (even in plucking out his right eye) has not been lost: that the kernel of what he was really seeking even in his most depraved wishes will be there, beyond expectation, waiting for him in ‘the High Countries.’”—C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce
“If you are in company, let your time be spent in that conversation that profiteth: let it not be about your dressing, your plays, your profits, or your worldly concerns, but let it be the wonders of redeeming love. O tell, tell to each other what great things the Lord has done for your souls; declare unto one another how you were delivered from the hands of your common enemy, Satan, and how the Lord has brought your feet from the clay and has set them upon the rock of ages, the Lord Jesus Christ; there, my brethren, is no slipping. Other conversation, by often repeating, you become fully acquainted with, but of Christ there is always something new to raise your thoughts; you can never want when the love of the Lord Jesus Christ is the subject. So let Jesus be the subject, my brethren, of all your conversation.”—George Whitfield in O Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
“Make me a captive, Lord,
And then I shall be free;
Force me to render up my sword,
And I shall conqueror be.
I sink in life’s alarms
When by myself I stand;
Imprison me within Thine arms,
And strong shall be my hand.”—George Matheson
My life is but a weaving, between my God and me
I do not choose the colors, He worketh steadily.
Oftimes He weaveth sorrow, and I in foolish pride,
Forget He sees the upper, and I the underside.
Not till the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to fly
Will God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why,
The dark threads are as needful in the skillful Weaver’s hand,
As the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned.
“I count everything as loss, compared to the possession of the PRICELESS PRIVILEGE—the overwhelming PRECIOUSNESS, the surpassing WORTH and supreme advantage—of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, and of progressively becoming MORE DEEPLY and intimately acquainted WITH HIM.”—Philippians 3:8, AMPLIFIED
Looking forward to seeing and supporting this film. I have no doubt it will bring back memories of my experiences in a secular high school and college, defending the Christian faith versus atheism/ evolution.
Veil of Tears is the gripping new documentary film narrated by Natalie Grant that tells the untold story of millions of women in India who are culturally persecuted for no other reason than the fact that they are women.
I will never forget when I had the opportunity for three solid hours to listen to, pray and worship with these women. Shortly after my team left, the women were to go off to their prostitution jobs in which they were enslaved.