Thursday, January 29, 2009
Though the Most Terrible Occurs . . .
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Psalm 46:2
. . . The two phrases set forth the most terrible commotions within the range of imagination, and include the overthrow of dynasties, the destruction of nations, the ruin of families, the persecutions of the church, the reign of heresy, and whatever else may at any time try the faith of believers. Let the worst come to the worst, the child of God should never give way to mistrust; since God remaineth faithful there can be no danger to his cause or people. When the elements shall melt with fervent heat, and the heavens and the earth shall pass away in the last general conflagration, we shall serenely behold "the wreck of the matter, and the crash of worlds," for even then our refuge shall preserve us from all evil, our strength shall prepare us for all good.~ Charles Spurgeon
As we look around us and see with open eyes, it's pretty apparent that some of the situations Mr. Spurgeon outlined are upon us already. It's important to remember that our "refuge and strength" is still there, isn't it?