The Single Plank

Old Plank by Scott Robinson

Old Plank
by Scott Robinson

When Mr. M’Laren of Edinburgh was dying, Mr. Gustart, his associate pastor, paid him a visit, and inquired of him, “What are you now doing, my brother?” The strong and earnest response of the dying minister was, “I’ll tell you what I am doing, brother; I am gathering together all my prayers, all my sermons, all my good deeds, all my ill deeds; and I am going to throw them all overboard, and swim to glory on the single plank of free grace.”

— from “Death-bed Scenes: Or, Dying With and Without Religion, Designed to Illustrate the Truth and Power of Christianity”, Edited by Davis Wasgatt Clark, 1851.

I found this interesting story HERE AT THE SACRED SANDWICH. When you get a chance, take a look at more of the site. “Food for thought” is there.

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Man with Plank by Mike Jennings

Man with Plank
by Mike Jennings

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2 Responses to The Single Plank

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Wow what a powerful illustration

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