A Father’s Smile, Hand, and Heart

I often quote Martyn Lloyd-Jones, a London pastor who was Reformed and believed in applying the Bible to everyday experiences.  He used to read the Puritans.  I’m sure he must have read the following quote from Samuel Rutherford, a Scottish Puritan.  I hope it helps you see our Father’s smile of understanding and compassion on whatever your circumstances are right now . (See blog for Jan. 5, 2010.)

“I pray you learn to be worthy of his pains who correcteth; and let him wring, and be ye washed; for he hath a Father’s heart, and a Father’s hand, who is training you up, and making you meet for the high hall.”

About Carol Brandt

I earned a B.A. in History from Florida State University and M.Ed in.Higher Education from Florida Atlantic University. I taught high school social studies before "retiring" to full-time homemaking and raising two daughters. Now I love being a grandmother to four boys and a girl. I have also raised five collies. My husband, John, was an optometrist, who worked tirelessly for his profession through private practice and as a consultant, and served on the Board of Trustees of Illinois College of Optometry for twenty years. Ernest Reisinger was my chief mentor in this warm-hearted application of Calvinism. He gave me many books! The Founders Journal and Founders Conferences, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and Charles Spurgeon have been other sources of Reformed thinking as well as the other warm-hearted ones listed in my book, "Warm-hearted Calvinists."

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