The most professional curse ever snarled or croaked or thundered can have no effect on a pure heart.
Said, Dear, I love thee; and I sank and quailed
As if God's future thundered on my past.
How many times it thundered before Franklin took the hint How many apples fell on Newton's head before he took the hint Nature is always hinting at us. It hints over and over again. And suddenly we take the hint.
From every pulpit in the land it needs to be thundered forth that God still lives, that God still observes, ... still reigns. Faith is now in the crucible, it is being tested by fire, and there is no fixed... resting place for the heart and mind but in the Throne of God. What is needed now, as never before, is a full, positive, constructive setting forth of the Godhood of God.
Now is my soul troubled and what shall I say Father, save me from this hour but for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered others said, An angel spake to him. Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.