Though he was God,
he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.
Instead, he gave up his divine privileges;
he took the humble position of a slave
and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form,
he humbled himself in obedience to God
and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
O God, the deathless hope of everyone, we rejoice that you support us both
when young and even to old age. When our strength comes from you, it is strength indeed;
but when our strength is all we have, it is feebleness.
You give refreshment and true strength.
Augustine of Hippo (Algeria/354-430)
Take It In
We walk without fear, full of hope and courage and strength to do His will, waiting
for the endless good which He is always giving as fast as He can get us able to take it in.
George MacDonald (Scotland/1824-1905)