When Colonel Samuel Logan Brengle of the Salvation Army was once introduced as ‘the great Colonel Brengle,’ he wrote in his journal: ‘If I appear great in their eyes, the Lord is most gracious in helping me to see how absolutely nothing I am without him. He does use me. But I am conscious that he uses me, and that it’s not of me that the work is done. The axe cannot boast of the trees it has cut down. It could do nothing without the woodsman. He made it, he sharpened it, he used it, and the moment he throws it aside it becomes only old used iron. Oh, that I may never lose sight of this.’

Source: The UCB Word For Today , 27/9/2006