Tag: Arms

Nestle in our Savior’s arms!

J.R. Millerby J.R. Miller

“Daily Bible Readings in the Life of Christ” 1890

“He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in His arms,” Mark 9:36

This picture of “Jesus with the little one in His arms” is very beautiful. In all the Bible there is scarcely another picture which so well represents the attitude both of the saved soul and of the Savior–in all Christian life.

Jesus takes the child in His arms–there is love, tenderness and protection.

The bosom is the place of warmth, of affection, of intimacy, of confidence.

The encircling arms–imply safety, support and shelter.

Jesus lifted up the child and held it in His arms–just so does He carry His people through this wilderness world! He does not merely tell them what path to travel–but He takes them on His shoulders, carrying not only their burdens–but themselves! Thus He bears them on through life and through death–to Heaven, where they shall forever be with Him!

Then look at the picture the other way–the child in the Savior’s arms. The child’s attitude speaks of trust, confidence, repose, peace, love, joy–just the feelings which belong to the true Christian. What a place the bosom of Christ is–in danger, in storm, in sorrow, in death! Shall we not likewise learn–to nestle in our Savior’s arms in all our troublesome experiences?

by J.R. Miller

Arm’s That Can Never Be Broken

J.R. Millerby J.R. Miller

“A Life of Character”

“The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms!” Deuteronomy 33:27

The picture suggested, is that of a little child, lying in the strong arms of a father who is able to withstand all storms and dangers.

At the two extremes of life, childhood and old age–this promise comes with special assurance.

“He shall gather the lambs in His arms, and carry them in His bosom” (Isaiah 40:11), is a word for the children.

Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He; I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you!” (Isaiah 46:4), brings its blessed comfort to the aged.

This view of God’s divine care is full of inspiration and comfort. We are not saving ourselves. A strong One, the mighty God–holds us in His omnipotent clasp! We are not tossed like a leaf on life’s wild sea–driven at the mercy of wind and wave. We are in divine keeping. Our security does not depend upon our own feeble, wavering faith–but upon the omnipotence, the love, and the faithfulness of the unchanging, the eternal God!

No power in the universe can snatch us out of His hands! Neither death nor life, nor things present, nor things to come–can separate us from His everlasting arms!

by J.R. Miller