Gleanings 156

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What a difference when things are looked at on the heavenly side I How different Paul saying, "Take away the thorn," and the Lord saying, " No, I shall not, you shall keep it, because I want you to have an excuse for leaning on me." What a poor thing was Paul's "take it, take it, take it away"-the poverty of the vessel comes out.
One has had a bitter cup, and has been able to say, ".Father, I will drink it:" ah, but to put the cup down to be filled again and again, as fast as one could drink it-the Father giving it as the greatest possible expression of His love. And when one has passed through it, seeing it to have been so.