Tuesday, February 23, 2010


SCRIPTURE READING: Ephesians 2:1-7

Many waters cannot quench love. Song of Solomon 8:7

Water in large quantities in Scripture always speaks of trouble and judgment. To appreciate this, one has to think only of the flood of Noah's day or of the words of the apostle John, that in the new heaven where all judgment is past, there will then be "no more sea." Revelation 21:1b.

The deep billows of judgment one day swirled ever so angrily at the foot of the cross, but they could not quench our Savior's self -sacrificing and redeeming love. He won the victory over sin's torrent of terror. Now in the light of his life and atonement we walk securely. Nothing can ever separate us from his love in regard to our salvation. Romans 8:31-39.

There is another application that can be made of this scripture as to our pilgrim walk. It is to be noted that no matter how high the waters of distress may rise, His love like the sunrise will ever be present to shed its warming beams of blessing upon the troubled sea.

The touching story is told of a father and his little daughter who had just buried the mother of the home. They were brokenhearted when they returned from that funeral, for things at the old homestead seemed so different. The child was placed in her bed for the night as usual. The father, too, retired, but could not sleep. Presently the little daughter called to him, " Papa, it's so dark." He reassured her in soothing tones saying there was nothing fear and urged her to just try to go to sleep. For awhile the child was quiet, and then she said trustingly, "Papa, you love through the dark, too, don't you?" "Yes, dear," he said with a quivering voice; and with that he looked up into the face of Jesus and prayed silently," Thank you, Lord, for using my little one to remind me that Thou dost love me, Thy child, even though the way is dark."

Friend, are you going through the deep waters? Then let these words cheer you:" I have loved thee with an everlasting love." Jer. 31:3a.

None can be so o'erwhelmed with grief,
But he in Christ may find relief;
All misery, however great,
His comforts can alleviate!

"Darkness cannot put out the lamp: it can only make it shine the brighter."

This was taken from my daily devotional book; OUR DAILY BREAD by M.R. DeHaan, M.D. and H.G. Bosch. I would recommend this book... if still in print.

It's a book that was a gift from a church member in 1988. I love this book. It was first published in 1959 and again in 1988. Thanks to Arminta and Allen Moll, if you are ever on my blog site, for this precious book.

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