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07/06/2012

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The Elements Sweetly Rest


"Master, the terror is over, the elements sweetly rest; Earth's sun in the calm lake is mirrored, and heaven's within my breast....They all shall sweetly obey thy will; Peace, be still! Peace be still! They all shall sweetly obey thy will; Peace, peace, be still!"

Master, The Tempest Is Raging....Mary A. Baker 1874.....

For those of you close to my age, how quickly we forget those hot, non-air conditioned homes we grew up in. Heading upstairs to bed to a glorified attic, the temperatures were sweltering on summer nights, but that was just the norm. For the past few days we have lived outside the box...Oh, we complained a lot, but in the grand scheme of life, it wasn't even a blip on the radar screen. So many hardships come into people's lives and they surely must think, Master, the Tempest is Raging...In his epistle, James puts the trials of life into a more clear perspective. "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything....Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him" (1:2-4, 12). From time to time, our faith will be tested. God challenges us to withstand the tests and grow stronger from them. The good and perfect gifts from above certainly outweigh the hardships and we know from where they emanate. Mary Baker's words are so touching to me...."Earth's sun in the calm lake is mirrored, and heaven's within my breast....They all shall sweetly obey thy will; Peace, peace be still"

Peace to all of you.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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