Re-post: It Must be Bought

“Wrung from the troubled spirit, in hard hoursOf weakness, solitude, perchance of pain,Truth springs like harvest from the well-ploughed field,And the soul feels it has not wept in vain.”

Thoughts on Psalm 103

When considering the magnitude of what the Lord Jesus has done for us, His children, I rejoice. But sometimes this joy is too deep for just a smile or a prayer or a song. Many times, with gratitude, I can only weep. PsalmsChapter 103 (A Psalm of David.) Bless the LORD, O my soul: and…… Continue reading Thoughts on Psalm 103

‘Walking With Jesus’ by Mary Winslow (Excerpts)

“We must sit at His feet, and believe that He does all things well. What we don’t know now, we shall know hereafter. The Judge of all the earth must do right.” “Letters of Mary Winslow” 1774-1854 My heart feels for you, my dear friend, in your deep, deep trial. This present world is a…… Continue reading ‘Walking With Jesus’ by Mary Winslow (Excerpts)

Re-Post: “What If?”

Excerpt: In the aftermath of catastrophic loss, it is natural to speculate, to retrace the preceding events, to root around in the morass known as, What if? What if I had called or texted her an hour earlier? What if I had not left him alone? What if the doctor had not been negligent? What…… Continue reading Re-Post: “What If?”

A Father’s Care

“Cast all your cares upon Him, as fast as they come in.” James Smith, (1802—1862) “The Pastor’s Morning Visit” Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:7 The Lord knows all His people–all their needs, and all their trials. He thinks upon them–to bless, deliver and supply them. He keeps…… Continue reading A Father’s Care

Safe in His Hand

Sovereign Ruler of the skies, Ever gracious, ever wise, All my times are in Your hand, All events at Your command! His decree, who formed the earth, Fixed my first and second birth; Parents, native place, and time, All appointed were by Him. He who formed me in the womb, He shall guide me to…… Continue reading Safe in His Hand

Patient Waiting

The objects of our hope are . . . all future, all good, and all promised. This present world is a land of hope. Heaven is a land of fruition. But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Romans 8:25 The highest object of our hope…… Continue reading Patient Waiting

The Empty Seat

By Charles Haddon Spurgeon Scripture: 1 Samuel 20:27 From: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 25 “Love well those who are spared to you, and do them all the good you can, for their places will not hold them for ever. Cheer the aged, console the desponding, help the poor, for they will soon be beyond your…… Continue reading The Empty Seat

The Rest

James Smith, “The Rest!” 1865 We shall consider these words as referring to HEAVENLY rest: our Father’s house, our Savior’s home, and our eternal dwelling-place! To the weary and way-worn, there is something delightful in the thought of REST. They love to think of Heaven as the place where they shall “rest from their labors.”…… Continue reading The Rest

Thoughts for a Young Man on His Last Night on Earth

In my flesh shall I see God. Job 19:26 “Take realizing views of heaven’s bliss; think what it will be to you. ‘Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty.’ All earthly brightness fades and darkens as we gaze upon it, but here is a brightness which can never dim, a glory which can…… Continue reading Thoughts for a Young Man on His Last Night on Earth

The Diamonds of Heaven: Charles Spurgeon

…behold, he prayeth… Acts 9:11 Prayers are instantly noticed in heaven. The moment Saul began to pray, the Lord heard him. Here is comfort for the distressed but praying soul. Oftentimes a poor broken-hearted one bends his knee, but can only utter his wailing in the language of sighs and tears; yet that groan has…… Continue reading The Diamonds of Heaven: Charles Spurgeon

Lens-Artists Challenge #73 – COLD

Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee. He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat. He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly. He giveth…… Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #73 – COLD