Morning & Evening Devotional Reading–
April 29– Evening
by C. H. Spurgeon, revised and edited by W. C. Neff
“The Lord takes pleasure in his people.”
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 a spiritual being but as a physical being, too. Never doubt that! “The very hairs of your head are all numbered.” “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and he delights in his way.”
It would be a sad thing for us if this blanket of love did not cover all our concerns, for what danger would come to us in any aspect of our lives that would be outside of his gracious care! Believer, rest assured that Jesus cares about even your ordinary affairs. The breadth of his tender love is such that you may turn to him in all matters. In all your afflictions, he is afflicted, and, as a father pities his children, so does he pity you. He does not merely pay attention to his people in general but also to their diverse and innumerable concerns!
Do you think, O Christian, that you can measure the love of Christ? Think of what his love has brought you! He has declared you righteous in God’s sight; he has adopted you as his child; he is even now perfecting you to be more like Jesus; he has given you life eternal! The riches of his goodness are unsearchable; you will never be able to number or comprehend them.
Oh, the breadth of the love of Christ! Will such a love be met with the affection of our hearts, or will it receive a cold shoulder or a faint response? O my soul, tune your heart to sing a glad song of thanksgiving! Go to your rest tonight rejoicing, for you are not a desolate wanderer but a much-loved child, watched over, cared for, supplied, and defended by your Lord. [M&E]