When the last note had faded into silence, His voice said very softly, "Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee" (Cant. 4:7). Then he added, "Fear not, Much-Afraid, only believe. I promise you shall not be put to shame. Go with Sorrow and Suffering, and if you cannot welcome them now, when you come to the difficult places where you cannot manage alone, put your hands in theirs confidently and they will take you exactly where I want you to go."
    Much-Afraid stood quite still, looking up into His face, which now had such a happy, exultant look, the look of one who above all things else delights in saving and delivering. In her heart the words of a hymn, written by another of the Shepherd's followers, began to run through her mind and she started to sing softly and sweetly:

Let Sorrow do its work, send grief or pain;
Sweet are thy messengers, sweet their refrain.
If they but work in me, more love, O Christ, to thee,
More love to thee, more love to thee.

    "Others have gone this way before me," she thought, "and they could even sing about it afterwards. Will He who is so strong and gentle be less faithful and gracious to me, weak and cowardly though I am, when it is so obvious that the thing He delights in  most of all is to deliver His followers from all their fears and to take them to the High Places?" With this came the thought that the sooner she went with these new guides, the sooner she would reach those glorious High Places.

Hind's Feet On High Places, by Hannah Hunnard

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3 thoughts on “Starting for the High Places…

  • August 30, 2008 at 10:04 am

    I had such a good time with you yesterday! Thank you for letting me come for a visit. I hope you have a good and restfull weekend.

  • August 30, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Beautiful, touching and tender words.
    Thanks for sharing them.
    God Bless

  • September 1, 2008 at 10:28 am

    A poignant quote for Much-Afraid. I’ve been thinking of you.
    Oh, and due to your sweet enthusiasm, I grandfathered you in to the meme. You’re now tagged. : )


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