Inspiration

Jesus Is Our Comfort

I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless]; I will come [back] to you.(John 14:18 AMP)

He left us, and yet we are not left orphans. He is our comfort, and He is gone, but we are not comfortless. Our comfort is that He will come to us, and this is consolation enough to sustain us through His prolonged absence.

Jesus is already on His way: He says, “I come quickly”: He rides posthaste toward us. He says, “I will come”: and none can prevent His coming, or put it back for a quarter of an hour. He especially says, “I will come to you”; and so He will.

His coming is especially to and for His own people. This is meant to be their present comfort while they mourn that the Bridegroom doth not yet appear.

When we lose the joyful sense of His presence we mourn, but we may not sorrow as if there were no hope. Our Lord in a little wrath has hid Himself from us for a moment, but He will return in full favour. He leaves us in a sense, but only in a sense.

When He withdraws, He leaves a pledge behind that He will return. O Lord, come quickly! There is no life in this earthly existence if Thou be gone.

We sigh for the return of Your sweet smile. When will You come unto us? We are sure You will appear, but be You are like a roe or a young hart. Make no tarrying, O our God!–C.H. Spurgeon


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