For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Christ: The Fountain Of Mercy At Just The Right Time

Psalm 147:11 - The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy . . .

Oh Father, please have mercy . . . for Jesus' sake!

Charles Spurgeon wrote:
Just when we need a mercy, and when the mercy is much more a mercy because it is so timely, that is when it comes. If it had come later, it might have been too late, or at any rate it would not have been so seasonable and thus not so sweet.

Who knows what is the right time? God, who sees all at a single glance, knows. He knows when to give and He knows when to take. In every godly life there is a set time for each event. There is no need to ask, "Why is the white here and the black there? Why this gleam of sunlight and that roar of tempest? Why here a marriage and there a funeral? Why sometimes a harp and at other times a trumpet?" God knows. And it is a great blessing when we can leave it all in His hands.

Charles Spurgeon, Beside Still Waters, ed. Roy H. Clarke (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1999) 174.


Katie said...

Thanks for this! Keep hoping in His mercy :)

"Believe that God delights in mercy, delights to give Grace where it cannot be deserved, delights to forgive where there is no reason for forgiveness but His own goodness. Believe also that the Lord Jesus Christ whom we preach to you is the Incarnation of mercy—His very existence is mercy to you, His every word means mercy—His life, His death, His intercession in Heaven, all mean mercy, mercy, mercy, nothing but mercy! You need Divine mercy and Jesus is the embodiment of Divine mercy—He is the Savior for you! Believe in Him and the mercy of God is yours." ~Spurgeon

Joseph Randall said...

Hey Katie!

It's good to hear from you. I'm glad you got back from Africa OK. I had lunch with Kelly and Connie and the kids a few weeks back. Thanks so much for your comment - and the word from Spurgeon. I've been borrowing quite a lot from you for my blog :) I'm going to add the Spurgeon one too :) It's fabulous :)

I hope you don't mind? I like your new blog :)