Evening, April 29, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening
“For the Lord takes pleasure in His people.” — Psalm 149:4
How comprehensive is the love of Jesus! There is no part of his people’s interests which he does not consider, and there is nothing which concerns their welfare which is not important to him. Not merely does he think of you, believer, as an immortal being, but as a mortal being too. Do not deny it or doubt it: “The very hairs of your head are all numbered.” “The steps of a man are established by the Lord, and He delights in his way.” It would be a sad thing for us if this mantle of love did not cover all our concerns, for what mischief might be fashioned in us in that part of our business which did not come under our gracious Lord’s inspection! Believer, rest assured that the heart of Jesus cares about your common affairs. The breadth of his tender love is such that you may depend on him in all matters; for in all your afflictions he is afflicted, and like as a father pities his children, so does he pity you. The most common interests of all his saints are all borne in the broad embrace of the Son of God. Oh, what a heart is his, that does not merely comprehend the individuals of his people, but comprehends also the diverse and innumerable concerns of all those persons! Do you think, O Christian, that you can measure the love of Christ? Think of what his love has brought you—justification, adoption, sanctification, eternal life! The riches of his goodness are unsearchable; you shall never be able to spell them out or even conceive of them. Oh, the breadth of the love of Christ! Shall such a love as this have half our hearts? Shall it have a cold love in return? Shall Jesus’ marvelous lovingkindness and tender care meet with only a faint response and tardy acknowledgment? O my soul, tune your harp to a glad song of thanksgiving! Go to your rest rejoicing, for you are no desolate wanderer, but a beloved child, watched over, cared for, supplied, and defended by your Lord.