“Men and women came to him in their deepest and bitterest perplexities. To such he was accessible, and both by personal interviews and by correspondence, gave such help as he could. He was an ideal confessor.” W. Robertson Nicoll
The Scottish evangelist known for his gentle heart, playfulness, and approachability is especially qualified to write on the subject of inward rest. Pax Vobiscum, “Peace Be with You,” is professor Henry Drummond’s soothing counsel to those who are restless, yet eagerly desire serenity. His advice is specific, practical, and direct, since it was shaped in the furnace of experience.
Selection: “Two painters each painted a picture to illustrate his conception of rest. The first chose for his scene a still, lone lake among the far-off mountains. The second threw on his canvas a thundering waterfall, with a fragile birch-tree bending over the foam; at the fork of a branch, almost wet with the cataract’s spray, a robin sat on its nest. The first was only Stagnation; the last was Rest. For in Rest there are always two elements—tranquility and energy; silence and turbulence; creation and destruction; fearlessness and fearfulness. This it was in Christ.”