Wednesday, March 25, 2009

On my knees, indeed

"My dear," she said after a time, "have you a perfectly distinct, settled view of what Christ is to the human soul?"
"I do not know. I understand, of course, more or less perfectly, that my salvation depends on Him alone; it is His gift."
"But do you see, with equal clearness, that your sanctification must be as fully His gift, as your salvation?"
"No, I said, after a little thought. "I have had a feeling that He has done His part , and now I must do mine."
"My dear," she said, with such tenderness and feeling, "then the first thing you have to do is to learn Christ."
"But how?"
"On your knees, my child, on your knees!" She was tired, and I came away; and I have indeed been on my knees.

Stepping Heavenward
Elizabeth Prentiss

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