Morning & Evening Daily Devotional Reading– September 17
by Charles H. Spurgeon, Revised and Edited by William C. Neff
“Bring him unto Me.”
The man’s son was in the worst possible condition. All means had failed. But the miserable child was soon delivered from the Evil One when his father obeyed the Lord and brought him to Jesus.
Children are a precious gift from God, but much anxiety comes with them. They may be a great joy or a great bitterness to their parents; they may be filled with the Spirit of God or possessed with the spirit of evil. In all cases the Word of God gives us one cure for all their ills; Jesus says, “Bring them unto me.”
O, that we would agonize more in prayer for our children when they are babies! Sin is in all of our children, so let our prayers begin to attack it. Our cries for our children should precede their first cries as they enter into this world of sin. In the days of their youth we may see sad displays of that dumb and deaf spirit that will not pray nor hear the voice of God in their soul, but Jesus still commands us, “Bring them unto me.”
When they are grown up they may wallow in sin and foam with hatred toward God; but, when our hearts are breaking, we should remember the great Physician’s words, “Bring them unto me.” We must never cease to pray for them until they cease to breathe.
The Lord sometimes allows His people to be driven into a corner that they may experientially know how necessary He is to them; so, whatever our need may be today, let it, like a strong current, take us to the ocean of divine love. Jesus can soon remove our sorrow; He delights to comfort us. Let us go to Him quickly. [M&E]