Frequenting the Presence of the Lord — A Thought from Samuel JB Carter

In a certain valley in Rumania there is a most beautiful garden containing nothing but roses of most exquisite colour. These are grown specially for the Vienna market.

When the season is at its height, the perfume of those blooms is such, that, if you visit the garden, and come back to the city, people know at once where you have been. You carry the fragrance with you.

Is it not, beloved, as we frequent the presence of God, delighting in the beauty, glory and excellencies of Christ, we may come back to the city and shed the fragrance of that holy scene around? This, too, would give added power to our lip testimony.

“They recognised them” (the disciples) “that they were with Jesus (Acts 4:13).

SJB Carter

1935

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