TBT – I Wish I Had Been Different
These short segments were published as short selected writings by anonymous authors and published in “Letters of Interest”, April 1945.
The following are the parting words of a revered servant of Christ. “With me there are so many imperfections, so much unlikeness to One whom I profess to love; so much unfaithful testimony; so much that was not in keeping with the mind of Him who gave Himself for me.
So much of the flesh, and so little of the Spirit; so much unholiness and so little holiness; so much for time, and so little for eternity; so much of self , and so little of Christ; so much left undone that ought to have been done, and so much done that ought not to have been done. I wish I had been different.”
Sad But True
The Church today is not living as the Lord desired she should live when He gave utterance to that touching prayer in John 17. How much like the world, how unlike Christ; how dimly her light burns; how cold her love; how little influence for good; how little bold testimony for the truth; how little persecution; how little going forth to Him without the camp bearing His reproach; how little she enters into the fellowship of His sufferings; how her chariot wheels drag, through being clogged by that which is earthly.
Let us awake, awake: Beloved . The time for service will soon be over. Loved ones will be lost forever, if we do not do our duty. Let us arise to our privilege and shine forth as lights in the world holding forth the word of life.
Let us fulfill our mission and say with Paul the apostle,
“Looking for that blessed hope and glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity and purify unto Himself a peculiar people zealous of good works.”
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