Tuesday, June 15, 2010


And Sarah said, "God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me."
-Genesis xxi 6

It was far above the power of nature... that the aged Sarah should be honoured with a son; and even so it is beyond all ordinary rules that I, a poor, helpless, undone sinner, should find grace to bear about in my soul the indwelling Spirit of the Lord Jesus. I, who once despaird...for my nature was... barren,... have been made to bring forth fruit. Well may my mouth be filled with joyous laughter, because of the singular, surprising grace which I have received of the Lord, for I have found Jesus...

I would have all those that hear of my great deliverance from hell, and my most blessed visitation from on high, laugh for joy with me. I would surprise my family with my abundant peace; I would delight my friends with my ever-increasing happiness; I would edify the Church with my grateful confessions; and even impress the world with the cheerfulness of my daily conversation...

The Lord Jesus is a deep sea of joy: my soul shall dive therein, shall be swallowed up in the delights of His society... 
-C.H. Spurgeon 

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