Goodbye Ordinary

I will recount the steadfast love of the LORD, the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD has granted us. Isaiah 63:7

J. C. Ryle Quotes November 22, 2010

Filed under: Faith — Lori @ 1:06 pm

I have recently found a blog that I am so encouraged by.  I get their posts emailed to me and I always find something of value in the wisdom of the author they quote.  The blog is called, J. C. Ryle Quotes.  Here is today’s quote that I received, but check out the site and sign up to get it delivered to your email if you would appreciate timeless insight, biblical instruction, and encouragement from the Anglican pastor and author who lived from 1816 to 1900.  I loved this comment from a site which offered a short biography of J. C. Ryle:

Time has a way of winnowing the important from the superficial; the permanent from the transitory. Most books published in 2006 will be out of print in 10 years. However, many authors — such as Arthur W. Pink and C.S. Lewis, who were relatively unknown in their generations — have become increasingly influential with the passing of time.

I think J.C. Ryle fits in this category.  His writing is so accessable and feels so relevant to my life right now.  I love to read classic authors and sometimes it can be so hard to slog through their use of words.  You can really enjoy what they have to say, but because of the time in which they lived and the style of communication it can take a lot of effort to read and absorb what they are saying.  Not so with J. C. Ryle.  If you have never read anything authored by him you should begin with Holiness.  I am almost finished with this book and wish I had read it twenty years ago!  It is amazing. 

Here is todays quote from J.C. Ryle Quotes blog which they entitled, “Never Beyond the Reach of Christ’s Care”.

Wherever we may be, or whatever our circumstances, the Lord Jesus sees them. Alone, or in company–in sickness or in health–by sea or by land–in perils in the city–in perils in the wilderness–the same eye which saw the disciples tossed on the lake, is ever looking at us. We are never beyond the reach of His care. Our way is never hidden from Him. He knows the path that we take, and is still able to help. He may not come to our aid at the time we like best, but He will never allow us utterly to fail. He who walked upon the water never changes. He will always come at the right time to uphold His people. Though He tarry, let us wait patiently. Jesus sees us, and will not forsake us.

~ J.C. Ryle

Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: Mark, [Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1985], 131.

I hope this gives you encouragement today as it did for me.  Lori

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