Leaves of Life - August 31


  • John Bunyan died 1686.
  • Charles James Lever born 1806.
  • Theophile Gautier born 1811.
  • Queen Wilhelmina of Holland born 1880.

Let us be patient, and endure a while; the time may come that God may give us a happy release; but let us not be our own murderers.
—John Bunyan.

He that is down need fear no fall;
He that is low no pride;
He that is humble ever shall
Have God to be his guide.

—John Bunyan.

Time delivers fools from grief and reason wise men.

For our light affliction, which is for the moment, worketh for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory.
—2 Corinthians 4. 17.

My Lord, if I may be walking through fields that are rough with grief and care, may I have the courage to continue on to the smooth pastures, where I may walk with comfort and peace. May I not let the weariness and sorrow that may come to my heart to-day dwarf my hope and enjoyment of the future. Amen.

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