On Both Knees

    William Dawson once told this story to illustrate how humble the soul must be before it can find peace.

    He said that at a revival meeting a little lad who was used to Methodist ways, went home to his mother and said:

    "Mother, John So-and-so is under conviction and seeking for peace, but he will not find it to-night, mother."

    "Why, William?" said she.

    "Because he is only down on one knee, mother, and he will never get peace until he is down on both knees."

    Until conviction of sin brings us down on both knees, until we are completely humbled, until we have no hope in ourselves left, we cannot find the Savior.