Inexpressible gratitude for the abundant grace and infinite mercies of the Lord. He has been so good to me. He has rescued me once again from stumbling. He has guarded me in my ways. He has set me securely on high. His faithfulness has been my shield and bulwark. (Ps 91). He has revealed things to me that I couldn’t have otherwise known. All the time, I trust that He will keep me – and He has. He has carried me to safety in danger – and I’m indescribably grateful. Precious Lord, precious grace, precious mercies!
“Peter tells us that Jesus is precious; but he did not and could not tell us how precious, nor could any of us compute the value of God’s unspeakable gift. Words cannot set forth the preciousness of the Lord Jesus to His people nor fully tell how essential He is to their satisfaction and happiness. Believer, have you not found in the midst of plenty a sore famine if your Lord has been absent? The sun was shining, but Christ had hidden Himself; and all the world was black to you – or it was night, and since the bright and morning star was gone, no other star could yield you so much as a ray of light. What a howling wilderness this world is without our Lord!
If once He hid Himself from us, withered are the flowers of our garden, our pleasant fruits decay, the birds suspend their songs, and a tempest overturns our hopes. All earth’s candles cannot make daylight if the Sun of Righteousness is eclipsed. He is the soul of our soul, the light of our light, the life of our life. What would you do in the world without Him, when you wake up and look forward to the day’s battle? What would you do at night, when you come home jaded and weary, if there were no door of fellowship between you and Christ? Blessed be His name, He will not suffer us to try our lot without Him for Jesus never forsakes His own. Yet let the thought of what life would be without Him enhance His preciousness.” — Spurgeon