|Without Me ye can do nothing| (John xv.5).
How much can I do for Christ? We are accustomed to say. -- As much as I can. Have we ever thought we can do more than we can?
This thought was lately suggested by the remarks of a Christian friend, who told how God had laid it upon her heart to do something for His cause which was beyond her power, and when she dared to obey Him, He gave her the assurance of His power and resources, and so marvelously met her faith that she was enabled to do more than she could otherwise, and accomplish her heart's desire, and see a work fulfilled to which her resources were unequal.
The apostle says, |I can do all things through Christ, who is my strength,| and yet He says we are not able to think anything, as of ourselves.
Oh, blessed insufficiency! Oh, blessed All-Sufficiency! Oh, blessed nothingness, which brings us all things! Oh, blessed faith, whose rich dowry is, |All things are possible to him that believeth|!
O to be found of Him in peace,
Spotless and free from blame.