Saturday, March 29, 2014

Jukes: the untroubled are in danger

Saturday, March 29, 2014
    Commemoration of Jack Winslow, Missionary, Evangelist, 1974
    And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
    —Matthew 9:11-12 (KJV)
    I can tell you for an eternal truth that troubled souls are always safe. It is the untroubled that are in danger. Trouble in itself is always a claim on love, and God is love. He must deny Himself if He does not come to help the helpless. It is the prisoners, and the blind, and the leper, and the possessed, and the hungry, and the tempest-tossed, who are His special care. Therefore, if you are lost and sick and bound, you are just in the place where He can meet you. Blessed are the mourners. They shall be comforted.
    ... Andrew Jukes (1815-1901), [1889], Letters of Andrew Jukes, London: Longman, Green, and Company, 1903, [1889], p. 155 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 9:11-12; Pr. 3:11-12; Matt. 5:4; 6:34; John 14:1; Heb. 12:7; Phil. 4:6; 1 Pet. 5:7
Quiet time reflection:
    Am I complacent?
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