Monday, October 03, 2016

Secret Solace

"The LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains… but the LORD was not in the wind… the LORD was not in the earthquake… the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice… said, What doest thou here, Elijah?" (1 Kings 19:11-13).  "I answered thee in the secret place of thunder" (Psalm 81:7).  "His secret is with the righteous… He giveth grace unto the lowly" (Proverbs 3:32,34).  "Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable Gift" (2 Corinthians 9:15). 

Elijah prayed that he might die
As he expressed his heart's desire.
How gentle was the Lord's reply,
Not in the wind, or quake, or fire. 

It was a gentle, still, small voice
Elijah in his sorrow heard,
That made his heart again rejoice
With secret solace from God's Word. 

The secret of the Lord is found
With those who humbly seek His face.
To such His solace shall abound,
For to the lowly He gives grace. 

The secret solace of our soul,
O Lord, is now our proclamation
To show Your Gift Unspeakable:
Your sacrifice for our salvation! 

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