Saturday, March 11, 2017

Tokens of God's Love!

Trials no less than comforts are the tokens of God's love! All is regulated by infinite wisdom. You will find cause to praise Him even for the severe afflictions.

Cisterns must be broken but the fountain of living waters is always full and always flowing!

Gourds must wither but the tree of life has shade and fruit sufficient for us all, and at all times!

Creatures must die but the Lord lives!

Creatures are like candles; while they burn, they waste away, and when they are extinguished, those who depend upon them are covered with darkness. But the Lord is a Sun to His people, and His bright beams can well supply the lack of the candlelight of creature comforts!

"Trials make the promise sweet, Trials give new life to prayer; Trials bring me to His feet, Lay me low and keep me there!"

[John Newton]

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2 Corinthians 8:2 ... How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

James 1:12 ... Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

1 Peter 1:7 ... That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:❤