Morning, September 28, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening

“The Lord looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men.” — Psalm 33:13

Perhaps no figure of speech represents God in a more gracious light than when he is spoken of as stooping from his throne, and coming down from heaven to attend to the wants and to behold the woes of mankind. We love him, who would not destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah even when they were full of iniquity, until he had made a personal visitation of them. We cannot help pouring out our heart in affection for our Lord who inclines his ear from the highest glory, and puts it to the lip of the dying sinner, whose failing heart longs after reconciliation. How can we not love him when we know that he numbers the very hairs of our heads, marks our path, and orders our ways? Especially is this great truth brought near to our heart, when we recollect how attentive he is, not merely to the earthly interests of his creatures, but to their spiritual concerns. Though leagues of distance lie between the finite creature and the infinite Creator, yet there are links uniting both. When you shed a tear don’t think that God does not see; for, “Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.” Your sigh is able to move the heart of Jehovah; your whisper can incline his ear to you; your prayer can stay his hand; your faith can move his arm. Do not think that God sits on high taking no account of you. Remember that however poor and needy you are, still the Lord thinks upon you. For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.

Oh! then repeat the truth that never tires;

No God is like the God my soul desires;

He at whose voice heaven trembles, even he,

Great as he is, knows how to stoop to me.