Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Monday, December 1, 2008

December 1, 2008

sorrow and sighing
to flee away for ever

“Earthly prosperity is no sign of the special love of Heaven;
nor are sorrow and care any mark of God's disfavor.
God's love is robust, and true,
and eager not for our comfort,
but for our lasting blessedness;
it is bent on achieving this,
and it is strong enough to bear misrepresentation
and rebuke in its attempts
to attune our spirits to higher music.
It therefore comes instructing us.
- Let us enter ourselves as pupils in the school of God's love.
- Let us lay aside our own notions of the course of study;
- Let us submit ourselves to be led and taught;
- Let us be prepared for any lessons
that may be given from the blackboard of sorrow;
- Let us be so assured of the inexhaustible tenacity of His love,
as to dare to trust Him, though He slay us.
- Let us look forward to that august moment
when He will give us a reason for all life's discipline,
with a smile that shall thrill our souls with ecstasy,
and constrain sorrow and sighing
to flee away for ever.”
- F. B. Meyer

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