I am truly a marvel and miracle!
(John MacDuff, "Evening Incense" 1856)
O my Father, it is of Your compassions alone, that I am not consumed!
My way Zionward is well-studded with Ebenezers, testifying "Thus far the Lord has helped me!"
The pillar of Your presence has guided me through many a perplexing path!
Your love has smiled through many a threatening cloud!
Your restraining grace has arrested me in many a slippery way!
When "my soul was among lions" — how often have You "sent Your angel" to rescue me and shut the lions' mouths! I am truly a marvel and miracle of Your preservation, patience, and mercy!
"Hold me up — and I shall be safe!" Psalm 119:117