O Blessed Truth!

For I know that my Redeemer lives… – Job 19:25

Job had a living Kinsman amid a dying family. All his children were dead. We cannot easily estimate the full force of that blow upon the patriarch’s heart. The loss of one child is a very painful event, even when the child is a very little one, and the parents have many others left; but it is a far worse bereavement when the children, who are taken away, are grown up, as Job’s were…Altogether, it was a fine family -seven sons and three daughters; -and now they were all gone at once! To lose all one’s family at once, like that, is a heavy stroke that none can measure but those who have felt it. All were gone! -the whole ten at once! That was sad for poor Job, but it was most blessed that he was able to say, “Though my children are all dead, ‘I know that my Redeemer liveth.’ He, is not dead, and in Him I find more than all that I have lost.”

Rejoice that He lives in a dying world. If you walk through the cemetery, or stand by the open grave, how blessedly these words seem to fall upon your spirit, like the music of angels, “These are dead, but ‘I know that my Redeemer liveth,’-liveth on, liveth in power, liveth in happiness, liveth with a life which He communicates to all who trust Him. He lives, and therefore I shall live with Him. He lives, and therefore the dead, who are in Him, shall live for ever.” O blessed truth! ` C.H. Spurgeon


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