Have you ever seen anyone running up an escalator? Sure you have. Perhaps you have been guilty of it yourself–trying to catch that plane or get to that interview.
So many of us are getting nowhere fast! Like ants disturbed on an anthill, we scurry hither, thither and yon. Taut nerves are snapping, and over-wrought minds are cracking, with the result that there are more mental patients in hospitals than any other kind.
“Be still and know that I am God!” “In returning and rest shall you be saved; In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength” (Isaiah 30:15)
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