Thursday, April 02, 2020

Lewis: the morning is coming

Thursday, April 2, 2020
Sing to the LORD, you saints of his;
    praise his holy name.
For his anger lasts only a moment,
    but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may remain for a night,
    but rejoicing comes in the morning.
    —Psalm 30:4-5 (NIV)
    What we have been told is how we men can be drawn into Christ—can become part of that wonderful present which the young Prince of the universe wants to offer to His Father—that present which is Himself and therefore us in Him. It is the only thing we were made for. And there are strange, exciting hints in the Bible that when we are drawn in, a great many other things in Nature will begin to come right. The bad dream will be over: it will be morning.
    ... C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), Mere Christianity, New York: MacMillan, 1952, reprint, HarperCollins, 2001, p. 200 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 30:4-5; 5:3; Isa. 11:6-9; 65:20-25; Eze. 34:25-29; Hos. 2:18; Rom. 14:17
Quiet time reflection:
    O Lord, the night is long. Swiftly bring the morning.
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