Monday, August 4, 2008

Hear Him calling

Oaia Island

“I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the
seed of Jacob, 'Seek ye me in vain.'” — Isaiah 14:19.

All the attributes of God say to a sinner, “Come, come; come to the throne of grace, and you shall have what you want.” Power puts out his strong arm and cries, “I will help thee; fear not.” Love smiles through her bright eyes, and cries, “I have loved thee with an everlasting love, therefore with the bands of kindness have I drawn thee.” Truth speaks in her clear, plain language, saying, “He that seeketh findeth; to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Immutability says, “I am God, I change not, therefore ye are not consumed.” Every single attribute of the divine character — but you can think of these as well as I can — pleads for the man who prays, and I do not know — I never dreamed of a single attribute of Deity which could enter an objection. Therefore, methinks, if the thing really will glorify God, and not dishonor him, he will certainly do it.

From a sermon entitled "Comfort To Seekers From What The Lord Has Not Said," delivered May 10, 1863. Flickr photo by Piotr Zurek ; some rights reserved.

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