Thoughts for the Quiet Hour - November 1
Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. —John 8:9
Alone with Jesus! What a sweet and holy spot! What a blessed refuge to which the soul may betake itself from the charges of Satan, the accusations of the world, and the sorrows of life! Sweet spot for the heart to unfold itself, to tell its hidden tale in the ear of Infinite love, tenderness, and compassion!
Alone with Jesus! How different a front would Christianity present to the world if the Lord’s people were oftener there! What humility, and gentleness, and love, would characterize all their dealings! What holiness stamped on the very brow, that all might read! What few judgments passed on others, how many more on ourselves! What calmness and resignation and joyful submission to all the Lord’s dealings!
Be much “alone with Jesus!” Then will the passage to glory be one of sunshine, whether it be through the portals of the grave or through the clouds of heaven. —F. Whitfield