Friday, January 25, 2008

Milestones Along the Road

I stand amazed over and over again at how the Lord works. I preach about it, I read about it, and still when I experience it in my own life it floors me. Today it happened. Just as clear as a bell, God was reminding me of who He is and where I stand because of Christ.

Today it was through the writing of Mr. Spurgeon that I was reminded. I won't give you the pitiful details of my shallow sinfulness. Instead, suffice it to say I was a bit down. Until I opened my copy of Morning and Evening. Here is a brief excerpt of what I read:

"Though thou art gloomy now, canst thou forget that blessed hour when Jesus met thee, and said, "Come unto me"? Canst thou not remember that rapturous moment when He snapped thy fetters, dashed thy chains to the earth, and said, "I came to break thy bonds and set thee free"? Or if the love of thine espousals be forgotten, there must surely be some precious milestone along the road of life not quite grown over with moss, on which thou canst read a happy memorial of His mercy towards thee?"

These words rang so clear in my soul that I wept with joy. There are milestones along the road for me. What about for you? It is often the case that we travel along and find ourselves quite disoriented. (Surely I am not the only one.) As the "Prince of Preachers" points out, we can certainly find our way again when we revisit those places and times when God's presence was so dear and his hand so evident. Still more, when we meditate on the sacrifice made on our behalf and the gracious call that came to our hearts.

Wow, isn't it amazing to be united to such a One as this? May your journey go well this day, and may you unearth a milestone along the road. All to the glory of God.

4 comments:

Brian said...

Excellent post. Thank you, I needed to hear that.

Thad Noyes said...

Jon,

I have been out of town and wish that I had seen this post sooner. How encouraging!

I pray that God's blessing and grace will be richly upon you as you minister tomorrow.

Lord bless.

Thad

Anonymous said...

Thanks Jon. I needed that reminder.

Scott

Jon Cyrus said...

Thanks guys for reading. I sensed that this post would hit home for others. As the hymn says, we are all "prone to wonder."

Blessings to you my Brothers as you seek to serve our Lord Jesus faithfully.