I have read of a gentleman, who, meeting with a shepherd in a misty morning, asked him what weather it would be? It will be, saith the shepherd, what weather pleaseth me; and being courteously requested to express his meaning, Sir, saith he, it shall be what weather pleaseth God, and what weather pleaseth God pleaseth me. When a Christian’s will is moulded into the will of God, he is sure to have his will.

Thomas Brooks

The Mute Christian Under the Smarting Rod

Photo: Ulf Bodin

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