A Mother’s Tears

Ferguson, Ottawa, Marysville….days of pain, grief, and sorrow.  In the midst of the horror, there is a mother out there crying for the loss of a child.  The truth is we need the light and love of Christ to help us in this dark days.  We need to rally around the truth that love never fails.

“For the truths sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.”—2 John 2.

NCE let the truth of God obtain an entrance into the human heart and subdue the whole man unto itself, no power human or infernal can dislodge it. We entertain it not as a guest but as the master of the house—this is a Christian necessity, he is no Christian who doth not thus believe. Those who feel the vital power of the gospel, and know the might of the Holy Ghost as He opens, applies, and seals the Lord’s Word, would sooner be torn to pieces than be rent away from the gospel of their salvation. What a thousand mercies are wrap up in the assurance that the truth will be with us for ever; will be our living support, our dying comfort, our rising song, our eternal glory; this is Christian privilege, without it our faith were little worth.

Some truths we outgrow and leave behind, for they are but rudiments and lessons for beginners, but we cannot thus deal with Divine truth, for though it is sweet food for babes, it is in the highest sense strong meat for men. The truth that we are sinners is painfully with us to humble and make us watchful; the more blessed truth that whosoever believeth on the Lord Jesus shall be saved, abides with us as our hope and joy. Experience, so far from loosening our hold of the doctrines of grace, has knit us to them more and more firmly; our grounds and motives for believing are now more strong, more numerous than ever, and we have reason to expect that it will be so till in death we clasp the Savior in our arms.

Wherever this abiding love of truth can be discovered, we are bound to exercise our love. No narrow circle can contain our gracious sympathies, wide as the election of grace must be our communion of heart. Much of error may be mingled with truth received, let us war with the error but still love the brother for the measure of truth which we see in Him; above all let us love and spread the truth ourselves.” C. H. Spurgeon

Spread the truth of the love of Christ.  Repel the darkness.  Pray for those mothers whose arms are empty, whose tears are flowing and hearts are broken.  Embrace love and light of God and move back the darkness.

Pray to Maintain

“When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs.

When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy.” Corrie Ten Boom

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Lord, help us to pray passionately for the things of God.  To seek the kingdom of God, and your righteousness first, and then to pray for your peace and wisdom in our relationships, and activities.  Lord, help us to become more Christ like in every way, so we can fulfill the divine mission you placed within us.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen

Prayer

In Prayer and the Coming Revival by Andrew Murray, he wrote “Prayer is the one power on earth that commands the power of heaven. (paraphrased).   The one power that bring heavenly power to earth. The one power which combines the natural and supernatural.  It gives light and peace, joy, and all the benefits of heaven.  James 1:17 states, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” [NKJV]

To receive the glorious benefits of heaven, to transform the world around us prayer is needed.  Take note my dear brothers and sisters we need to pray more.  Prayers like that of Hannah, whose barren womb was opened up to receive the good gift of a son.  We need to pray like Nehemiah, who when he heard of the conditions in Jerusalem prayed and receive wisdom to begin restoring the walls.  We need to pray like David, whose prayers filled the pages of our Bible with words of repentance, despair, hope, compassion, love and appeal for others.   These prayers and others changed the lives of the one who prayed, as well as recipients.  We are told to pray without ceasing…to make our petitions known to God.  To pray is to invite heaven to reside on earth – the corrupt to know the incorruptible.   Through it [prayer] our feeble hands touch the hem of His garment and receive power. Amazing Prayer transforms our minds, and prepares our spirits to become better instruments for His use.   At our church we have a motto: Prayer, Praise, and Participation = Power.   Focus on your prayer time, and strive to really pray, so more of those good and perfect gifts can be realized in your life.