Whether it is the thirst of avarice, ambition, pleasure, knowledge, or rest, whoever suffers from it is invited! “2013”

Provision is made most plenteously; all is provided that we can ever need to quench our soul’s thirst. To our conscience the atonement brings peace; to our understanding the gospel brings the richest instructions; to our hearts the person of Jesus is the noblest object of affection; to our entire being the truth as it is in Jesus supplies nutriment. Though the soul may be utterly famished, Jesus can restore it.

 

Admirable indeed is the longsuffering of the Savior in bearing with some of us year after year! Patience had her perfect work in the Lord Jesus, and until the last day of the feast He pleaded with the Jews, even as on this last day of the year He pleads with us, and waits to be gracious to us. Wonder of wonders that we are still in the land of mercy!

 

Piety expressed herself most plainly, for Jesus cried, which implies not only the loudness of His voice, but the tenderness of His tones. He entreats us to be reconciled. How deep must be the love which makes the Lord weeps over us, and like a mother, woo His children to His bosom! Surely at the call of such cry our willing hearts will come.

 

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GOD'S MERCY DECEMBER 31 2012-1

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