Monday, December 30, 2013

Come And Drink

"On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and [cried] in a loud voice, If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink." John 7:37

As one year draws to a close and new one stretches out before us, let no one hesitate to either give thanks for God's faithfulness in the past or to trust wholeheartedly in Him for the future.  Let's be sure that the great offer of free pardon and salvation in the person and work of Jesus Christ does not go unheeded in our own lives, nor in the lives of others, as far as it depends on us!  In the Scripture quoted above, we find:
Pity expressed most plainly...provision made most plenteously...proclamation given so freely...[and] personality declared most fully.  No waiting or preparation is so much as hinted at.  "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink." ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Monday, December 23, 2013

Immanuel!

Immanuel, God with us in our nature, in our sorrow, in our life work, in our punishment, in our grave, and now with us, or rather we with Him, in resurrection, ascension, triumph, and Second Advent splendor.   
~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Monday, December 16, 2013

He Became Poor

Our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, did not hold dear the riches and glory of heaven that were rightfully His.  Instead, He abandoned it all to save His helpless people.  He took on our poverty (sin) and gave us His own riches (salvation full and free!). 
O believer, here is love! For your sake the Lord Jesus "became poor" that He might lift you up into communion with Himself. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Best Part of Christmas

With manger scenes in abundance this time of year, we must never forget that the vulnerable babe of the nativity was born to die: to sacrifice, triumph and redeem by the virtue of His own innocent blood.
The precious blood of the Lamb slain removes the guilt, and purges away the defilement of our sins of ignorance and carelessness.  This is the best ending of a Christmas - to wash anew in the purifying fountain. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Monday, December 2, 2013

Second Advent

Just as sure as the advent of the Son of God on planet earth, so also can we be certain of His return!  Let us not grow weary in doing good.
What a shout shall that be when humankind and angels shall unite to cry "Hallelujah, hallelujah, for the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!"  What satisfaction there will be in that day to have had a share in the fight, to have helped to break the arrows of the bow, and to have aided in winning the victory for our Lord!  Happy are they who trust themselves with this conquering Lord, and who fight side by side with Him, doing their little in His name and by His strength! ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon