Posted by: the watchmen | December 10, 2007

CH Spurgeon____December 10

December 10-Morning {Daily Reading: #2Ti 1:1-4:22} {Quick Study: #Tit 1:1-3:15}

“So shall we ever be with the Lord.” {#1Th 4:17}

Even the sweetest visits from Christ, how short they are—and

how transitory! One moment our eyes see him, and we rejoice with

joy unspeakable and full of glory, but again a little time and

we do not see him, for our beloved withdraws himself from us;

like a roe or a young hart he leaps over the mountains of

division; he is gone to the land of spices, and feeds no more

among the lilies.

If today he deigns to bless us

With a sense of pardoned sin,

He tomorrow may distress us,

Make us feel the plague within.

O, how sweet the prospect of the time when we shall not behold

him at a distance, but see him face to face: when he shall not

be as a wayfaring man tarrying but for a night, but shall

eternally enfold us in the bosom of his glory. We shall not see

him for a little season, but

Millions of years our wondering eyes,

Shall o’er our Saviour’s beauties rove;

And myriad ages we’ll adore,

The wonders of his love.

In heaven there shall be no interruptions from care or sin; no

weeping shall dim our eyes; no earthly business shall distract

our happy thoughts; we shall have nothing to hinder us from

gazing for ever on the Sun of Righteousness with unwearied eyes.

O, if it be so sweet to see him now and then, how sweet to gaze

on that blessed face for aye, and never have a cloud rolling

between, and never have to turn one’s eyes away to look on a

world of weariness and woe! Blest day, when wilt thou dawn?

Rise, O unsetting sun! The joys of sense may leave us as soon as

they will, for this shall make glorious amends. If to die is but

to enter into uninterrupted communion with Jesus, then death is

indeed gain, and the black drop is swallowed up in a sea of

victory.

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