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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 He stood in the power of stillness -- God's holy silent Lamb

"There is no spectacle in all the Bible so sublime as the silent Savior answering not a word to the men who were maligning Him, and whom He could have laid prostrate at His feet by one look of Divine power, or one word of fiery rebuke. But He let them say and do their worst, and He stood in THE POWER OF STILLNESS--God's holy silent Lamb.

There is a stillness that lets God work for us, and holds our peace; the stillness that ceases from its contriving and its self-vindication, and its expedients of wisdom and forethought, and lets God provide and answer the cruel blow, in His own unfailing, faithful love.

How often we lose God's interposition by taking up our own cause, and striking for our defense."

--A. B. Simpson


The day when Jesus stood alone
And felt the hearts of men like stone,
And knew He came but to atone
That day "He held His peace."

They witnessed falsely to His word,
They bound Him with a cruel cord,
And mockingly proclaimed Him Lord;
"But Jesus held His peace."

They spat upon Him in the face,
They dragged Him on from place to place,
They heaped upon Him all disgrace;
"But Jesus held His peace."

My friend, have you for far much less,
With rage, which you called righteousness,
Resented slights with great distress?
Your Saviour "held His peace."

--L. S. P.

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 Re: He stood in the power of stillness -- God's holy silent Lamb

Amen, thank you for sharing this.

Calvary is God's way. Mankind objects to the way of the cross. In God's plan the mark of distinction is humility, and the right to rule is the power to obey. God's way gets there; the other ends in death. How ironic.

In Christ,

Ron Halverson

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