The first chose his scene of 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 second was REST.
For in rest there are always two elements - tranquility and energy; silence and turbulence; creation and destruction; fearlessness and fearfulness.
Thus it is in Christ.
written by Henry Drummond, page 18 in One Thousand Evangelistic Illustrations, edited by Webb, A. (1924). New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers