Friday, July 2, 2010


Our heart shall rejoice in Him.
-Psalm xxxiii 21

Blessed is the fact that Christians can rejoice even in the deepest distress: although trouble may surround them, they still sing; and, like many birds, they sing best in their cages. The waves may roll over them, but... they have a bouyancy about them which keeps their head always above the water, and helps them to sing amid the tempest, "God is with me still." To whom shall the glory be given? Oh! to Jesus- it is all by Jesus. Trouble does not necessarily bring consolation with it to the believer, but the presence of the Son of God in the fiery furnace with him fills his heart with joy... 

As he nears the borders of the infinite unknown,... Jesus says, "Fear not, it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." Thus strengthened and consoled, the believer is not afraid to die; nay, he is even willing to depart, for since he has seen Jesus as the morning star, he longs to gaze upon Him as the sun... Truly, the presence of Jesus is all the heaven we desire...
-C.H. Spurgeon

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