Christian Quotation of the Day
August 6, 2006
In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I
say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will
give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in my name.
Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
-- John 16:23-24 (ESV)
Well, to begin with, you can pray. Pray!, you say
scornfully, pray! I knew it would all fizzle out, and come to
nothing. I could pray!
Yes, you could pray, and, whatever you may think about it,
using it as a poor makeshift of a thing much lower than a
second-best, not really a best at all, on which men fall back
only when they can do nothing effectively, and are too fidgety
to be able to do nothing at all, Christ holds that prayer is a
tremendous power which achieves what, without it, was a sheer
impossibility. And this amazing thing you can set into
operation. And the fact that you are not so using it, and
simply don't believe in it and its efficiency and efficacy as
our fathers did, and that so many nowadays agree with you, is
certainly a major reason why the churches are so cold, and the
promises seem so tardy of fulfillment.
... A. J. Gossip (1873-1954)
Experience Worketh Hope, p. 58