Topic: Encouragement, Jesus

“Surely, his service is perfect freedom; his ways are ways of perfect pleasantness, and all his paths are peace. He is a sun and a shield, a hiding place, and a resting place, to them that fear him. May we still press forward: we have not yet attained. There are larger measures of grace, establishment, and consolation, set forth in the Gospel, that all we have hitherto received. The Lord has set before us an open door which no man can shut; He has given us exceeding great and precious promises; has bid us open our mouths wide, and has said that He will fill them. He would have us ask great things, and when we have enlarged our desires to the utmost, He is still able to do exceeding more than we can ask or think.”

John Newton, to Rev. Daniel West (April 12, 1771)

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