July 26, 2013

if

I ask to be delivered from trial rather
        than for deliverance out of it,
  to the praise of His glory;
if I forget that the way of the cross
      leads to the cross
 and not to a bank of flowers;
if I regulate my life on theses lines,
   or even uncounsciously my
       thinking,
  so that I am surprised when the
     way is rough and think it
     strange, though the word is,
    "Think it not strange,"
    "Count it all joy,"
then I know nothing of Calvary love.

                                     Amy Carmichael

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