Losses, crosses, disappointments and bereavements.

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“Unto you therefore who believe โ€” He is precious!” 1 Peter 2:7

Christ is especially precious to believers โ€” when the emptiness of the world is discovered. The soul having tried the world, has found it . . .

false and fickle,
an empty cistern,
a dry well,
a cloud without water,
only vanity and vexation of spirit!

The Christian has experienced that . . .
the world’s pleasures โ€” end in pain,
its honors โ€” end in disgrace,
and its wealth โ€” ends in absolute poverty.

Now turning from the world, to Jesus โ€” it finds . . .

solid happiness,
substantial pleasure,
full supplies.

It obtains . . .
a deep and lasting peace which passes all understanding,
unsearchable riches in Christ, and
honors which will never pass away.

O how precious is Jesus, when this world appears to be a valley of tears! Almost everything earthly is at times calculated to . . .

cause sorrow,
fill us with sadness,
and draw forth tears.
Losses, crosses, disappointments and bereavements โ€” all conspire to make us sad. Earth is to us a Valley of Achor โ€” the place of trouble and sorrow.

Now turning to Jesus, we find a friend who loves at all times, and a brother born for adversity.
He makes up for every loss,
He sanctifies every disappointment,
and He fills for us every relation.

His presence is . . .

like a flowing spring โ€” in a dreary desert,
like a cheering fire โ€” on a piercing winter’s night,
and like a happy home โ€” to the exhausted traveler.

O how precious is Jesus now!

(James Smith, “Christ Precious!” 1861)

About Steve Rebus

โœžFollower of Christ, Husband, Guitarist, Drummer, Photographer....Oh and i'm also Blind too! ๐Ÿ˜€

One Response to “Losses, crosses, disappointments and bereavements.”

  1. Excedllent thoughts, Steve. Thanks for sharing. God bless.

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