It is said by those who have to do with submarines that, no matter how furious the storm upon the surface of the ocean, the vessel has but to submerge to certain depths to find a place whose calm no storm ever disturbs. The fact offers us a spiritual analogy. The deep things of life are always calm and steadfast. Exclaims the Apostle Paul: 'O the depths of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!' Elsewhere his prayer is that 'Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length, and depth and height; and to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge.' We live in a world that is being torn to pieces by the storms of human passion. Because of the terrors of this world conflict, our minds are disturbed and our hearts are distressed. In such a time we need more than ever to 'dwell deep' in the knowledge and love of God. There we shall find that inner peace and assurance that will enable us to look through the present chaos to the fulfillment of the eternal purposes.—Selected
(Jer. 49. 8)
`O that we might dwell deep in the ocean of
God's rest, not disturbed by the surface storm!'
Dwell deep, my soul; dwell deep within the ocean
Of God's rest, undisturbed by surface storm.
O let Him calm thy restless thought to silence,
The spirit—to His image He'll conform.
Dwell deep—so deep in His great love so tender;
It casteth—or should cast—out every fear.
God's rest, God's love, God's peace is all that's needed.
O soul of mine, forget not He is near.
Dwell deep—stay there—'tis peace that passeth knowledge.
Let nothing move thee, nothing cause alarm.
But if?—His words: 'And do ye not remember?'
`Return unto thy rest, my soul'—God's calm.
(Jer. 49. 8; Rom. 11. 33; Eph. 3. 17-19; Phil. 4. 7).