“As we draw nearer to God,” says Helena Garratt, “and better understand His ways, we learn to make records according to His mind. We begin to count His humiliations, His testings, His chastenings, as our most cherished spiritual experiences. The saint who has had the best year in God’s sight is not the one who has had an easy path, or has achieved the highest success; not the one whose praises filled the lips of men, but the one who has known the deepest humblings in the presence of the Highest One, and who has bowed lowest at His feet. The Lord Jesus said, ‘Whosoever shall humble himself . . . the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.’

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