Thursday, January 11, 2018

DAILY?READINGS: Gen. 15:1-16:16; Job 18:1-19:29; Matt. 8:28-9:17

Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down. Psalm 37:24

The voice on the phone said, “It’s about your son. There’s been a construction site accident.” He’d fallen 20 feet from scaffolding onto a concrete floor. Looking on at the hospital, I went numb. Questioning whether he’d live, I fervently called on the Lord. Reminded that God inhabits the praises of His people I tearfully sang, “What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear.” Almost immediately the burden eased. One wonders how God felt about withdrawing help when his Son agonized beneath humanity’s sinload. Jesus then had no one to call on. He bore it all…all alone! But, for us He is always available. This should evoke in us continual praise. —E. Dyck

“Man of sorrows,” what a name For the Son of God who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim! Hallelujah! What a Saviour! —P. P. Bliss

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