"Since God has put His work into your weak hands, look not for long ease here: You
must feel the full weight of your calling: a weak man with a strong God."
Lady Culross to John Livingston of the Covenanters, quoted in Prodigals
and Those Who Love Them, Ruth Bell Graham, 1991, Focus on the Family Publishing,
There is a story of an Atlantic passenger laying in his bunk in a storm, deathly
sick--seasick. A cry of "Man overboard" was heard. The passenger thought,
"God help the poor fellow--there is nothing I can do." Then he thought at least
he could put his lantern in the port-hole, which he did. The man was rescued, and
recounting the story next day he said, "I was going down in the darkness for the last
time when someone put a light in a port-hole. It shone on my hand, and a sailor in a
lifeboat grabbed it and pulled me in." Weakness is no excuse for our not putting
forth all the little strength we have, and who can tell how God will use it?
Lakewood Bulletin, Montgomery, NC.