人生的逆境,是上帝給你的逆風,它們能抬你到最高的屬天生活去…

Blowing in the Wind

2/4  荒漠甘泉 Streams in the Desert

上帝的風

經文: 「耶和華要使你乘駕地的高處。」(賽五十八14)

        熟習航空的人告訴我們:他們初習的時候,常是逆風駕駛。逆風會把飛機抬得高些。這個秘訣他們是從甚麼地方學來的呢?他們從鳥類那裡學來的。如果一隻鳥兒正飛著玩,牠就隨風而飛。如果遇見了危險,牠就立刻轉過身來,面向風飛;牠這樣牠可以飛得高些。 

        人生的逆境,是上帝給你的逆風,它們能抬你到最高級的──屬天的──生活去。這就是「耶和華要使你乘駕地高處」的方法,讓我們作一個帶響弦的風箏,在上帝的風中,越飄越高,同時發出最好聽的音樂──讚美來,以悅上帝之耳。 

        你有沒有經歷過:夏日空氣悶熱的時候,有時竟連氣也會透不過來。但是黑雲一來便降下大雨來了,大雨傾盆,雷閃雷鳴,不一會兒空氣就清新了。 

        人生也是按照同樣的原則的,風波一來空氣就會變更--變得清明,充滿生氣,天上的生活也能帶到地上來了。──選 

        我們一遇到障礙就應當立即開口歌唱,風甚麼時候發出聲音來?不是在衝過海洋的時候,乃是在碰到樹枝的時候。──選

 


 

God's Wind

Scripture: "I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth" (Isa. 58:14).

        Those who fly through the air in airships tell us that one of the first rules they learn is to turn their ship toward the wind, and fly against it. The wind lifts the ship up to higher heights. Where did they learn that? They learned it from the birds. If a bird is flying for pleasure, it goes with the wind. But if the bird meets danger, it turns right around and faces the wind, in order that it may rise higher; and it flies away towards the very sun.

        Sufferings are God's winds, His contrary winds, sometimes His strong winds. They are God's hurricanes, but, they take human life and lift it to higher levels and toward God's heavens.

        You have seen in the summer time a day when the atmosphere was so oppressive that you could hardly breathe? But a cloud appeared on the western horizon and that cloud grew larger and threw out rich blessing for the world. The storm rose, lightning flashed and thunder pealed. The storm covered the world, and the atmosphere was cleansed; new life was in the air, and the world was changed.

        Human life is worked out according to exactly the same principle. When the storm breaks the atmosphere is changed, clarified, filled with new life; and a part of heaven is brought down to earth. –Selected

        Obstacles ought to set us singing. The wind finds voice, not when rushing across the open sea, but when hindered by the outstretched arms of the pine trees, or broken by the fine strings of an Aeolian harp. Then it has songs of power and beauty. Set your freed soul sweeping across the obstacles of life, through grim forests of pain, against even the tiny hindrances and frets that love uses, and it, too, will find its singing voice. –Selected

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