Wednesday, December 28, 2016

M'Cheyne: Christ in the desert

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    Feast of the Holy Innocents
The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad;
    the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus;
it shall blossom abundantly
    and rejoice with joy and singing.
The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it,
    the majesty of Carmel and Sharon.
They shall see the glory of the Lord,
    the majesty of our God.
    —Isaiah 35:1-2 (ESV)
    You will never find Jesus so precious as when the world is one vast howling wilderness. Then he is like a rose blooming in the midst of the desolation—a rock rising above the storm.
    ... Robert Murray M’Cheyne (1813-1843), The Life and Remains, Letters, Lectures, and Poems of the Rev. Robert Murray McCheyne, Andrew Alexander Bonar, New York: R. Carter, 1866, p. 253 (see the book)
    See also Isa. 35; Hos. 14:5-6; John 7:38; Rom. 10:15; Rev. 19:6-9
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, my years in the desert have ended with finding You.
CQOD    Blog    email    RSS
    search    script    mobile
sub    fb    twt    Jonah    Ruth


Post a Comment

<< Home