Faith in Jesus Christ is the soul’s flight into the city of refuge.
—Hugh Binning (1627–1653)
Union with Jesus Christ is the foundation of our hope.
—Jean-Jacques Pictet (1655–1721)
within me to strengthen me
without me to preserve me
over me to shelter me
beneath me to support me
before me to direct me
behind me to bring me back
around me to fortify me.
—Lancelot Andrews (1555–1626)
All the peace and favor of the world cannot calm a troubled heart; but where this peace is which Christ gives, all the trouble and disquiet of the world cannot disturb it.
—Robert Leighton (1613–1684)
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.
—Helen H. Lemmel (1863–1961)
Being confident in how much Jesus loves you won’t just make you happier; it will be a stabilizing force in your life. When you are assured of His love for you, when you are aware that He is intimately concerned about your welfare and happiness, then that knowledge will give you peace in your heart and steady you, even when you face disappointments, heartbreaks, difficulties, or anything else that life sends your way. His love is the only thing in the world that is absolutely perfect and unfailing. There are a lot of things that are nice, beautiful, and wonderful, but nothing is perfect like His love. He is perfect, and so is His love. It’s durable, dependable, and forever!
To me, Jesus is the Life I want to live, the Light I want to reflect, the Way to the Father, the Love I want to express, the Joy I want to share, the Peace I want to sow around me. Jesus is everything to me.
—Mother Teresa (1910–1997)
Rest of the weary,
Joy of the sad,
Hope of the dreary,
Light of the glad;
Home of the stranger,
Strength to the end,
Refuge from danger,
Savior and Friend!
—John Samuel Bewley Monsell (1811–1875)
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
—Jesus (John 15:4–5)