“But I do not find that this position, that of unbroken peacefulness and inward song, is one which we can hope to hold unassailed. It is no soft arrangement of pillows, no easy chair. It is a fort in an enemy’s country, and the foe is wise in assault and especially in surprise. And yet there can be nothing to fear, it is not a place that we must keep, but a stronghold in which we are kept, if only, in the moment we are conscious of attack, we look ‘away unto our faith’s Princely Leader and Perfecter, Jesus, who endured’ (Rotherham’s rendering of Hebrews 12:2). He who endured can protect and maintain that of which He is Author and Finisher: ‘Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.'”
-Amy Carmichael, Rose from Brier

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