Archive for June 13, 2012
For several days we have been dwelling upon the Saviour’s passion, and for some little time to come we shall linger there. In beginning a new month, let us seek the same desires after our Lord as those which glowed in the heart of the elect spouse. See how she leaps at once to him; there are no prefatory words; she does not even mention his name; she is in the heart of her theme at once, for she speaks of him who was the only him in the world to her. How bold is her love! it was much More >
read the bible in a year: day 91 Matthew 25:1-30
1 Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins, the friends of the bride, who took their lights, and went out with the purpose of meeting the husband. 2 And five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 For the foolish, when they took their lights, took no oil with them. 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lights. 5 Now the husband was a long time in coming, and they all went to sleep. 6 But in the middle of the night there is a cry, The husband comes! More >
In Matthew 27:61, Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the grave.
When drastic events happens in life, it takes time for people to get past the shock, the unbelief, and the discouragement. In most cases, we even doubt God. While all the disciples fled from Jesus, the two Marys were at His grave site. It was a hard concept to swallow. They were trying to put two and two together to see where it all went wrong. They saw first hand all the miracles Jesus did. They heard His sermons and His parables on God’s love and forgiveness. More >
Jesus says, “take freely.” He wants no payment or preparation. He seeks no recommendation from our virtuous emotions. If you have no good feelings, if you be but willing, you are invited; therefore come! You have no belief and no repentance,-come to him, and he will give them to you. Come just as you are, and take “Freely,” without money and without price. He gives himself to needy ones. The drinking fountains at the corners of our streets are valuable institutions; and we can hardly imagine any one so foolish as to feel for his purse, when he stands before More >