Day: July 5, 2011

Suffering Christian!

James Smith 90x115by James Smith

Excerpt From "Comfort for Christians"

"God will wipe every tear from their eyes! There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain!" Revelation 21:4

How much pain many of the Lord’s people are called to suffer–and how severe that pain often is! There are times when pain is hard to bear–when our spirits are exhausted and we are sorely tempted to doubt the pity and tender love of our Heavenly Father. Then it is  sweet to look forward to the place, and anticipate the time–when God will wipe every tear from our eyes–and there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain!

Rest, and Be Thankful

J.C. Ryle 90x115by J.C. Ryle

                                                        "Rest, and Be Thankful" view: Glencoe, Scotland

There is a pass in Scotland called Glencoe, [see picture right] which supplies a beautiful illustration of what heaven will be to the person who comes to Christ. The road through Glencoe carries the traveler up a long and steep ascent, with many a little winding and many a little turn in its course. But when the top of the pass is reached, a stone is seen by the wayside [see picture below], with these simple words engraved on it, “Rest, and be thankful.”