We live in a world of
We live in a world of changes! The dispensations of God toward us
alter—the manifestations of His love vary—the kindness of friends ebbs and
flows—and our love to God and to each other varies like the changing light.
But this, oh this, is our unspeakable privilege—and the spring of our bliss
ineffable and eternal—the love of God to us changes not! The love of
God's heart towards us is as unchangeable as His great Being, whose name
is I AM—and is as invariable as that glorious Person through whom it flows,
who is yesterday, today, and forever the same. The designs of Jehovah's
kindness, the thoughts of His heart concerning us, stand fast unto all
generations; and by all our earthly-changes He ushers in upon us some new
fruit of His eternal unchanging love—to refresh our pilgrim-souls in this
desert land, and to prepare us for our promised rest in the unchanging bliss
of blessed eternity.
Darkness and distance attend the sons of God in the
present state, but our approaching inheritance lies in light, in the
immediate presence of God and of the Lamb—where unfading joys will be new
and full unto endless days! O blessed state, when we shall be as happy,
as holy—as we desire to be! A few more trials—and we shall be as gold
that is seven times refined! A little more faith—and patience, and our race
will be run and the crown won! And, glory to our three-one God! all needful
grace to enable us to hold out unto endless glory is, and shall be given us.
Ah, were our graces left to their own strength, and to our management, they
would soon fly in pieces and be no more. But blessed is the man whose
strength is in the Lord, and whose new-created soul is under Jehovah's care,
who works in saints both to will and to do of His own good pleasure, and
will perfect that which concerns them, and not forsake the work of His own
I commit you to Him on whom you have believed, who is
able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the
presence of His glory, with exceeding joy!